Parallel society
Parallel society (German: Parallelgesellschaft) refers to the self-organization of an ethnic or religious minority, often immigrant groups, with the intent of a reduced or minimal spatial, social and cultural contact with the majority society into which they immigrate.
The term has been introduced by the German sociologist Wilhelm Heitmeyer into the debate about migration and integration in the early 1990s. It rose to prominence in the European public discourse following the murder of Dutch director and critic of Islam Theo van Gogh. In 2004, it was elected by the Association for the German Language second as Word of the year.

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Parallel society - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Parallel society (German: Parallelgesellschaft) refers to the self-organization of an ethnic or religious minority, often immigrant groups, with the intent of a ...
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What's So Bad About Parallel Societies? - Spiegel Online
Oct 20, 2010 ... Chancellor Angela Merkel says that multiculturalism has been an utter failure in Germany. And many would argue that parallel societies must ...
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Muslims in Germany: Life in a Parallel Society - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Apr 16, 2008 ... In Germany, Islam is often equated with fundamentalism and fanaticism, a perception that imposes a heavy burden on the country's 3 million ...
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Police Warn against Parallel Societies in Norway - The Nordic Page ...
Jun 21, 2013 ... Norwegian police are taking measures to hinder parallel societies to develop in the country.
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The Left Parallel Society | LinkedIn
The Left Parallel society (LPS) was created out of a disagreement with the capitalist democratic system the majority of the world seem to be adopting. Due to the ...
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The concept of Parallel Societies and its use in the immigration and ...
The sociological term 'parallel societies' has been gradually entering the lexicon of politicians and opinion-makers in their debate about failing multiculturalism ...
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Parallel Societies: A Good Idea Gone Bad | Sharehoods
May 8, 2013 ... An exploration of the concept of parallel societies, “the self-organization of a minority, with the intent of a reduced spatial, social and cultural ...
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2000 Years of Parallel Societies in Stone Age Central Europe
Oct 25, 2013 ... Abstract. Debate on the ancestry of Europeans centers on the interplay between Mesolithic foragers and Neolithic farmers. Foragers are ...
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Creating a Parallel Society | John Feffer
Oct 31, 2013 ... At a certain point in the 1970s, dissidents like Adam Michnik and Jacek Kuron proposed to create a Parallel society in which people acted as if ...
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Creating a Parallel Society in the GDR | John Feffer - Huffington Post
Dec 18, 2013 ... One of the key contributions of the Polish opposition movement was its concept of living "as if." This "as if" approach greatly influenced ...
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2000 Years of Parallel Societies in Stone Age Central Europe
Oct 25, 2013 ... Abstract. Debate on the ancestry of Europeans centers on the interplay between Mesolithic foragers and Neolithic farmers. Foragers are ...
The concept of Parallel Societies and its use in the immigration and ...
Page 1 of 12 University of Helsinki The concept of Parallel Societies and its use in the immigration and multiculturalism discourse Course: Current Research in ...
What's So Bad About Parallel Societies? - Spiegel Online
Oct 20, 2010 ... And many would argue that parallel societies must be avoided at all costs. ... "We thought long and hard about which university we should send ...
Creating a Parallel Society | John Feffer
Oct 31, 2013 ... By the mid-1980s, the efforts at creating a Parallel society coalesced around ... At that time, I was a student in Rostock and during university ...
Gates of Vienna: A Parallel Society in Germany
Jan 5, 2009 ... Jürgen Friedrichs, professor emeritus of sociology at the University of ... The Parallel society may, as formulated by Friedrich, “stabilize” the ...
Creating a Parallel Society in the GDR | John Feffer - Huffington Post
Dec 18, 2013 ... By the mid-1980s, the efforts at creating a Parallel society coalesced ... I was a physics student at the university of Rostock when the Wall was ...
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Parallel Plot February 28 – April 11, 2010. Matt Saunders - Interview (Hertha Thiele 1975) #1. Matt Saunders Interview (Hertha Thiele 1975) #1, 2010. Black and ...
[PDF]Parallel Societies: An acknowledgement of failure or a step towards ...
The study examines the formation of parallel societies of immigrants in. Greece, using ... Professor Wilhelm Heitmeyer of the University of Bielefeld. Heitmeyer ...
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Oct 13, 2013 ... Publication » 2000 Years of Parallel Societies in Stone Age Central Europe. ... Institute of Anthropology, Johannes Gutenberg University, 55099 ...
[PDF]'Parallel Societies' – A Neologism gone Bad William Hiscott
common definition, 'parallel societies' practice a form of voluntary ... Humboldt University in Berlin and a bachelor's degree in political science and German.
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Social Currents in Eastern Europe: The Sources and ...
Social Currents in Eastern Europe: The Sources and ...
Sabrina P. Ramet, 1995
Underground Solidarity and Parallel society in Poland The concept Parallel society, like its surrogates independent society or alternative society, presupposes an official society to which it is parallel. The terms may be applied to any society, ...
Parallels and Paradoxes: Explorations in Music and Society
Parallels and Paradoxes: Explorations in Music and Society
Edward W. Said, 2004
Renowned pianist and conductor Barenboim, currently general music director of the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, comes from a Russian Jewish family transplanted to Argentina and Israel. Said (Orientalism), Columbia professor of English and comparative literature and an accomplished amateur pianist, is a Palestinian who grew up largely in Cairo in an a...
Shifting African Identities
Shifting African Identities
S. B. Bekker, Martine Dodds, Meshack M. Khosa, 2001
Tshikala K Biaya Introduction: Parallel society as a concept The concept of a "Parallel society" poses a problem in itself, since the adjective, up to now, was only reserved for the economy, although it affects the dominated society in its entirety, ...
Between Suicide Bombings and Burning Banlieues :The Multiple ...
Between Suicide Bombings and Burning Banlieues :The Multiple ...
Rob De Wijk, Samir Amghar and Amel Boubekeur and Alexei Malashenko
The. Multiple. Crises. in. Dutch. Parallel. Societies. Rob. de. Wijk*. n the Netherlands the debate on the causes of radicalisation, terrorism and social unrest in the suburbs of major cities has narrowed down to failed integration and the social ...
Organizing Muslims and Integrating Islam in Germany: New ...
Organizing Muslims and Integrating Islam in Germany: New ...
Kerstin Rosenow-Williams, 2012
The argument that a Muslim Parallel society has been established in Germany ( mainly in larger cities) has been debated in various academic and non-academic texts which either confirm or deny its existence (Binswanger/Sipahioğlu 1988; ...
A New Look at Canadian Indian Policy: Respect the ...
A New Look at Canadian Indian Policy: Respect the ...
Gordon Gibson, 2009
But this sense of guilt is noticeable only in the politically correct descendants of the European “settler society. ... At first blush, one might think that an emphasis on minority rights would assist the cause of the “Parallel society” but a bit of thought ...
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Creating a Parallel Society in the GDR | John Feffer
One of the key contributions of the Polish opposition movement was its concept of living "as if." This "as if" approach greatly influenced opposition movements elsewhere in the Soviet bloc. In East Germany, for instance, Gerd Poppe was deeply involved in the transition from the conspiratorial work of the 1970s to the more open organizing of the 1980s.
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Economic Thinking: From Poland to Peru: Black Markets, Parallel Societies
by Gregory F. Rehmke "This movement should create a situation in which authorities will control empty stores, but not the market; the employment of workers, but not their livelihood; the official media, but not the circulation of information; printing plants, but not the publishing movement; the mail and telephones, but not communication; and the school system, but not education.
economicthinking.blogspot.com/2013/12/from-poland-to-peru-black-markets.html
Judge: Homeschooling a ‘concrete endangerment’ to kids
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Over the rainbow: the olympic parallel society • sport and politics
Over the rainbow: the olympic Parallel society Jens Weinreich | 15. 08.
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Parallel Societies
Parallel Societies The recent attempt to give asylum to the German homeschooling family has publi...
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Rust Wire » Blog Archive » Northeast Ohio’s Gathering Vacancy Storm
One day, several years ago, a friend and I were driving across the west side of Cleveland on a beautiful Sunday morning. As we drove along I-90, somewhere between West Boulevard and W.
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Gates of Vienna: The Development of a Parallel Society
An Interview with Dr. Patrick SookhdeoAt the Counterhihad Summit in Brussels last month, Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs interviewed Dr.
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Post-Totalitarian Society, Part II | Politics and Letters
I In claiming that Edward Snowden is a “national hero,” I invoked Vaclav Havel’s notion of a “post-totalitarian society,” which he developed most explicitly in a zamizdat essay of 1978 called “The Power of the Powerless.” In context, I was trying to differentiate between George Orwell’s heavy-handed depiction of totalitarianism (in 1984) and the more…
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France: The Looming Battle over Muslim Integration :: Gatestone Institute
A panel appointed by French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault to review France's integration policies has urged the government to implement a "new form of secularism" that would raise the profile of Islam in public life—in order to improve the integration
www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4113/france-muslim-integration
Pooped Pastors » Blog Archive » A Parallel Society
In the aftermath of the election, I’m going to go waaaay out on a limb here and guess: Some people reading this are very happy, some are very disappointed, and some are just glad it’s over. (That about cover it?) I am not a politician, a pundit, or a political scientist.
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