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Composite meaning, flexible ranges, and multi-level conditions of conviviality: Exploring the polymorph

Morawska, E (2014) 'Composite meaning, flexible ranges, and multi-level conditions of conviviality: Exploring the polymorph.' European Journal of Cultural Studies, 17 (4). pp. 357-374. ISSN 1367-5494

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Abstract

In this article, I present, first, a composite definition of conviviality whose constitutive components are conceived in terms of degrees rather than as present-or-absent conditions. Next, I offer a preliminary list of macro-, micro- and individual-level circumstances which co-shape conviviality into different arrangements and intensities. Within the framework of the structuration theory which informs my discussion, I then identify the characteristics of cultures of conviviality as different from the orientations and practices of the individuals who (re)create them, and I propose a distinction between the conditions contributing to the emergence of cultures of conviviality and the circumstances responsible for their endurance over time. In the last part of the article, I identify different goals of case-based investigations and propose some strategies of comparative analysis of the contributing circumstances and different forms and ?contents? of conviviality, and I illustrate it with examples taken from my previous studies of ground-level multiculturalism in different locations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Contributing circumstances; conviviality; flexible meanings; strategies of comparative investigation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2015 10:34
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:23
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13931

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