Questions about the nature and observation of Polarization From Day 2 of the Virtual Workshop
(tidied up for coherence, in the order raised) When do we put others down? Sometimes we put down people similar to ourselves (not only the different)? When does Othering become a problem? Comes about due to deep evolutionary programming. There is a contrast between rich individual interactions but then simplistic views of the other group. … Continue reading Points and questions from the initial brainstorm (Day 1 virtual workshop)
O&P introduction by Bruce Edmonds. A brief, personal introduction to the topic.
All times in CET (Summertime). Offline discussion can always occur via the slack space:, general announcements made on this site. Tuesday 9th June Wednesday 10th June Thursday 11th June Chair Bruce Edmonds Julia Eberlen Wander Jager Theme Introductions and identifying key issues Interdisciplinary perspectives of intergroup conflict including the US situation Agenda setting for … Continue reading Draft Virtual Meeting timetable – 9/10/22 June 2020
PDF version: S20017-LCP-Othering-and-Polarisation-03
Details of event at: https://otheringandpolarisation.org/virtual-meeting-announcement/
We have just heard about these dates - almost exactly 1 year after the original plan. From an administrative point of view this will be a separate workshop from the virtual event, and will need separate registration. Announcements about the face-face meeting will be made late in 2020.
The Lorentz centre page about the virtual meeting: https://www.lorentzcenter.nl/othering-and-polarisation.html The page for registration (necessary but free): https://www.lorentzcenter.nl/othering-and-polarisation/registration-participants-workshop
Context and Motivation Sharp stereotyping as the ‘other’ can occur when politics or society is deeply polarised (as on Brexit in the UK) or when a particular group is politically denigrated (e.g. immigrants by the AfD in Germany). It may be argued that such ‘tribal’ or group behaviour is natural to humans, being deeply social … Continue reading Some of the Perspectives We Hope to Bring to Bear
‘Othering’ and polarisation have immediate and potentially severe consequences for politics across Europe – in terms of Populist denigration of sub-groups but also when politics is so divided that each side will not listen to the other (e.g. Brexit in the UK). Unfortunately, relevant theory, knowledge and perspectives on these phenomena are splintered across many … Continue reading About O&P