[Reader-list] Democracy of Public Spaces: World Wide Protests (Golden Jubilee Lecture by Nilüfer Göle)

Praveen Rai praveenrai at csds.in
Thu Nov 21 04:07:37 CST 2013

Centre for the Study of Developing Societies

invites you to a Golden Jubilee Lecture

*Democracy of Public Spaces: World Wide Protests*

by *Nilüfer Göle*

*Aditya Nigam *will Chair

Thursday, 5 December 2013, 5.30 pm

CSDS Seminar Hall,

29 Rajpur Road, Delhi 110054

We are witnessing a new type of worldwide protest. From the Arab world to
the western capitals, from Turkey to Brazil, a wave of protest movements,
in spite of the differences among them, all use public space to manifest
new forms of citizenship. They all reveal a gap between social agency and
the political agenda - and solicit new approaches to established concepts
of democracy. They open up a new public space for democratic imaginaries,
bringing the micropolitics of everyday life into the realm of democracy.

*Nilüfer Göle* is Professor of Sociology at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en
Sciences Sociales - in Paris. She works on religious and cultural
difference in Europe and the modes of Islamic visibility in the public
sphere. She is the author of *Islam in Europe: The Lure of Fundamentalism
and the Allure of Cosmopolitanism*. Her pioneer work on the contemporary
Islamic headscarf, *The Forbidden Modern: Veiling and Civilization* has
been published in several languages.  She edited a book on *Islam and
public controversies in Europe*, forthcoming in January 2014.

*Aditya Nigam *is Professor at Centre for the Study of Developing

Praveen Rai
Academic Secretary
Centre for the Study of Developing Societies
29, Rajpur Road
Delhi - 110054
Phone: 91-11-23942199
Fax: 91-11-23943450

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