Refusals of Dialogue

Editors: Arvind-Pal Singh Mandair and Cosimo Zene

Link: “Refusals of Dialogue,” editorial and edited special issue of Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture, ed. with Cosimo Zene, Vol. 12, No. 1, Jan. 2006

About: Arvind-Pal Mandair was co-author of the Introduction to this  collection of articles in a special issue of the journal Social Identities. These essays were presented in two separate  panels  of  the  international  conference  on  ‘Dialogue  and  Difference’  which took  place  at  the  University  of  London’s  School  of  Oriental  and  African  Studies between  12  and  14  September  2001.  The  idea  behind  these  panels respectively entitled   ‘Is   it   Good   to   Talk?:   Refusals   of   Dialogue’   and   ‘Dialogues   Between Cultures and Civilizations’ was to draw attention to the fact that for some dialogue may  not  exist  even  in  the  middle  of  a  conversation  or  under  the  circumstances created  by  contemporary  globalization.  


Arvind-Pal S. Mandair
Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures 

Tara Singh & Balwant Kaur Chattha, Gurbax Singh & Kirpal Kaur Brar Professor of Sikh Studies

Philosophy/Religion/Postcolonial Theory/Sikh Studies/South Asian Studies

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