Leeds Voices: Communicating superdiversity in the market


Leeds Voices is the first phase of a trans-disciplinary programme to explore modes of accommodation across diverse public spaces within the city of Leeds. Taking a multimodal focus on superdiversity, this project focuses on the voices of Leeds Kirkgate Market – a historical linguistic/cultural hub for dense interethnic exchanges that is currently undergoing rapid change. Within this pilot stage, we consider processes of exceptional multi-ethnic accommodation and micro-interaction in Kirkgate Market within a wider discursive context of inter-ethnic conflict as increasingly normative.

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