- Mario Alvarado
- Sociology School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
- Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
- +44 (0)131 651 1726
- Research Interests
- Multiculturalism, National Identity, Political philosophy, Social theory, Critical theory, Interculturalism
The limits of multiculturalism
Multiculturalism is back into the spotlight. There are academic and political voices that claim it is a failed project, while others affirm multicultural policies have shown themselves positive for western democracies. Nevertheless, there are more fundamental issues that have to be addressed and the opportunity to set the ground for a non-substantialist multiculturalism, that is, a multiculturalism that can truly embrace otherness. I want to demonstrate that any supposed incommensurability between communities is based on the idea of modern progress, specially measured by economic criteria; the implicit assumption of history as a teleological process and a substantialist idea of individual and social identity.
Dr Stephen Kemp
Dr Mary Holmes
- 2014 MA Philosophy (Hons), National Autonomous University of Mexico.
- 2011 BA Philosophy, National Autonomous University of Mexico.
- 2018 PhD Conference and Field Work Fund, University of Edinburgh
- 2015 PhD Conference and Field Work Fund, University of Edinburgh
- 2015 -2019 Abroad Postgraduate Studies, The Mexican National Council for Science and Techonology.
- 2012 Visiting Research Scholarship for the University of Barcelona, The Mexican National Council for Science and Technology.
- 2011-2013 National Program of High Quality Postgraduate Studies, The Mexican National Council for Science and Technology.
- Alvarado, M. (2016). “Andrea M. Voyer Strangers and Neighbors: Multiculturalism, Conflict and Community in America”, in Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, 16(1), 176-178.
- Alvarado, M. (2015). “El problema del Ser: sus aporías en la obra de Eduardo Nicol by R. Horneffer”, in Journal of Catalan Intellectual History, Issue 9&10, 2015.
- Alvarado, M. (2018) “Multiculturalismo, identidad y otredad; una lectura nicoliana sobre el problema de la sustancialidad de las comunidades modernas”, in Anuari de la Societat Catalana de Filosofia, 28&29, 193-202
- 2018 “The limits of multiculturalism” at New Directions Conference, University of Edinburgh, April 20th.
- 2018 Panel Discussion: “Transnational Family Practices” at New Directions Conference, University of Edinburgh, April 19th.
- 2018 "Some Ideas on the Concept of Identity" at The Seventh Symposium of European Postgraduate Students CONACYT, European Parliament, Strasbourg, April 11-13.
- 2017 "Critique as a research of the limits; the case of Multicultural Theory" at ‘What’ and ‘How’ of Critique: Styles, Issues and Confrontations in Critical Social Theory and Research, Durham University, September 20th.
- 2017 “Multiculturalism and Identity” at the Conference Utopia and Dystopia: Government, Citizens and State, University of Aberdeen, March 15th
- 2017 “Comments on Jatinder Mann’s The Search for a New National Identity: The Rise of Multiculturalism in Canada and Australia, 1890s–1970s, University of Edinburgh, January 19th.
- 2016 “Multiculturalism and Identity: towards a non-essentialist approach” at New Directions Conference, University of Edinburgh, March 21st.
- 2015 “Multiculturalism, identity and otherness; an approach from Nicol’s philosophy to the problem of substantialism of modern communities” at the 4th Catalan Congress of Philosophy, Societat Catalana de Filosofia, Barcelona, November 25-28.
- 2013 “Is there any positive philosophy’s contribution to modern society?” at The International Congress on The social Impact of Philosophy, Ibero-American University, Mexico City, August 21-23.
- 2012 “Education and the modern world” at The Congress on Philosophy and Education in Mexico, Hidalgo’s Arts and Humanities Association, Hidalgo, Mexico, March 12-16.
- 2013 -2015 Oral and Written Expression; an Introduction to Communication Science, Technological University of Mexico.
- 2013 -2015 Science,Technology and Humanism, Technological University of Mexico.
- 2017-2018 Social Theory
- 2016 Citizens, Nations and Migration (CNaM) Research Network, University of Edinburgh.
- 2012 Grup de Recerca Hermenèutica, Platonisme i Modernitat (Research Group: Hermeneutics, Platonism and Modernity), Departament de Filosofia Teorètica i Pràctica, Facultat de Filosofia, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain.