Afterword: Superdiversity Futures

F. Meissner, Nando Sigona, Steven Vertovec

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This afterword offers insights into where superdiversity is heading, how it speaks to broader debates in the social sciences, and some of the omissions from the book. The editorial team considers, on the one hand, how events such as the global Covid-19 pandemic and the unfolding climate and environmental crisis are impacting the dynamics of international and internal migration as well as their relevance for studying superdiversity. On the other hand, the editors consider how an increasing datafication of migration and social life more generally is reshaping both how diversity is done and how we are making sense of it. Both foci highlight immanent and continued reconfigurations in processes of sociodemographic diversification, and what contributions research into superdiversity can make to our understanding of complex social transformations occurring in a time of rapid global social, political, and economic change.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Superdiversity
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780197544969
ISBN (Print)9780197544938
Publication statusPublished - 18 Aug 2022


  • superdiversity
  • climate crisis
  • datafication
  • Migration
  • Covid-19
  • Visualization
  • NLA


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