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Issue 483, 5 June 2002

Politics of hospitality

Novelist, poet and 1988 Prix Goncourt winner Tahar Ben Jelloun is addressing CentreCATH's first congress from June 21-23, looking at issues of democracy, citizenship, social exclusion, xenophobia and racism. Translating class, altering hospitality will bring cultural analysis to bear on these social issues, looking at social class, the ethics and politics of hospitality and the status of the stranger, visitor, migrant, asylum seeker and refugee.

Other speakers include artists Martha Rosler and Isaac Julien, novelist Abdelkébir Khatibi, journalist Gary Younge and academics from the universities of Columbia, Yale, Chicago, Calgary, York, Southampton and London.

The congress takes place at Leeds Town Hall. For more information, see or contact Josine Opmeer at ext 31629.

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