Keynote Address: How Will We Live Together?
Keywords:Cultural diversity, Cultural cohesion, Social cohesion
AbstractAbstract: As the planet grows ever more crowded, and smaller because of cheaper travel, the intermingling of diverse cultures will increasingly be the norm. One of the greatest demands which will be placed upon us will be to find ways for people to live together. The link between culture and social cohesion may be among the most challenging issues we will face. Culture may hold the key to finding accommodation within this diversity. This paper discusses how culture builds social trust and social capital, how it can promote democratic inclusiveness, and how it serves as a laboratory to experiment with social innovation and to test new symbolic resources. Résumé: À mesure que la planète devient plus encombrée et aussi plus petite à cause de voyages à prix modique, l'enchevêtrement de cultures diverses devient de plus en plus la norme. En conséquence, une des exigences les plus importantes pour nous tous est de faire en sorte que les gens de cultures différentes soient capables de vivre ensemble. Ainsi, le lien entre culture et cohésion sociale est peut-être parmi les plus grands défis qui se présentent à nous. La culture peut être la solution permettant aux gens de s'accommoder de la diversité. Cette étude discute comment la culture peut accroître la confiance et le capital sociaux, promouvoir l'inclusion démocratique, et servir de laboratoire pour expérimenter l'innovation sociale et évaluer de nouvelles ressources symboliques.
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