The long departure from white dominance. Globalisation and migration: The future is not white

28 November 2019, 19:00
Charlotte Wiedemann
Forming part of the series "Zur Sache ..." – Authors at the Staatsbibliothek

Charlotte Wiedemann | © Anette Daugardt

Charlotte Wiedemann | © Anette Daugardt

Series "Zur Sache..." – Authors at the Staatsbibliothek

About the event

What does it imply to be German, to be European, at a time when the world order is determined less and less by the West and a white minority? The challenges of the immigration society and the worldwide changes have a common face: Europe must cope with a loss in status. The end of white dominance means: The West can no longer impose its definitions of progress, development or feminism on others. Living in plurality must be followed by thinking in plurality. The far right is profiting from the fears arising in this period of upheaval. Yet, it will be liberating to change. We are at a turning point. This book encourages us to newly locate ourselves in the world.

Moderation: Silvia Bauer, freelance culture journalist (Munich)

Personal data

Charlotte Wiedemann is a journalist and author. As a foreign correspondent in countries of Asia and Africa, predominantly in the Islamic world, she has consciously looked at the topic "us and the others" for years. Publications i.a. in "Geo", "Die Zeit", "NZZ"; columnist of the "taz". In 2017 Charlotte Wiedemann received the special award of the Otto Brenner Foundation for her life’s work. She has published several books.

About the series

"Zur Sache..." / "To the point..." – Authors at the Staatsbibliothek, is a series of events jointly organised by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, the C.H. Beck publishing house, the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt (DVA), the publishing house Antje Kunstmann and the dtv publishing house, with the kind support of the Sponsors and Friends of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and the book trader Lehmkuhl.

Information overview

Date28 November 2019, 19:00
VenueBayerische Staatsbibliothek, Fürstensaal, 1st floor
Ludwigstr. 16, 80539 Munich
Public transportUnderground lines U3/ U6, bus lines 58/ 68/ 153/ 154, station/ bus stop Universität
Bus lines 100/ 153, bus stop Von-der-Tann-Strasse
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