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Immigration and multiculturalism in Australia. /

by Jayasuriya, Laksiri.

Publisher: Nedlands, W.A. School of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Western Australia 1997Description: vi, 129 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 119-129) 2 copies Contents: 1. Understanding diversity and pluralism for education and training -- 2. Australian multiculturalism and citizenship -- 3. State, nation and diversity in Australia -- 4. Immigration policies and ethnic relations in Australia -- 5. The moral dimension of immigration : a neglected issue -- 6. Social cohesion, conflict and national identity -- 7. Citizenship and republicanism in a multicultural nation -- 8. Australian multicultural education in a historical and comparative perspective.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Political theory and Australian multiculturalism. /

by Levey, Geoffrey Brahm (ed.).

Publisher: New York, NY Berghahn Books 2008Description: xi, 316 p.Summary: "Multiculturalism has been one of the dominant concerns in political theory over the last decade. To date, this inquiry has been mostly informed by, or applied to, the Canadian, American, and increasingly, the European contexts. This volume explores for the first time how the Australian experience both relates and contributes to political thought on multiculturalism. Focusing on whether a multicultural regime undermines political integration, social solidarity, and national identity, the authors draw on the Australian case to critically examine the challenges, possibilities, and limits of multiculturalism as a governing idea in liberal democracies. These essays by distinguished Australian scholars variously treat the relation between liberalism and diversity, democracy and diversity, culture and rights, and evaluate whether Australia s thirty-year experiment in liberal multiculturalism should be viewed as a successful model " -- Publisher website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Submission for Victoria's next multicultural affairs policy /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: This paper draws on the Ecumenical Migration Centre's (EMC) experience as the BSL's centre for innovation and service development in the areas of settlement and multiculturalism.Availability: (1)

'We're multicultural mate!' : regional Australian discourses of multiculturalism and the reproduction of 'white Australia' as a national identity /

by Koerner, Catherine | The Australian Sociological Association | Haggis, Jane.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. Social Causes, Private Lives (2010 : North Ryde, N.S.W.) Bibliography : p. 10-11Summary: This paper considers the complexities of 'everyday understandings' of multiculturalism as a discourse to deal with racialised difference. The paper is based on one of the author's doctoral research which analyses the complexities of how whiteness and race are socially produced and lived in regional Australia. Drawing on a set of qualitative interviews conducted in South Australia with 29 people who self-identity as 'white Australian' we consider the social and political history of a 'white Australia' continues to inform the terms of multiculturalism for these people. We argue that this reflects the ways that state multiculturalism manages diversity and obscures the language of race. As a consequence the white national identity remains raced without an everyday vocabulary to deal with it.Availability: (1)

"Where are you from" : the paradox of African identity and belonging in Australia /

by Mapedzahama, Virginia | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. Social Causes, Private Lives (2010 : North Ryde, N.S.W.)Summary: This paper interrogates the question 'where are you from' by drawing on our experiences and points of view as visibly different African migrants who get asked this 'quintessential question of identity' almost on a daily basis. While acknowledging that a certain 'curiosity' sometimes drives the asking of this question, we still question the implications and multiplicity of meanings to those whom it is asked. We contend that being asked the question raises three key issues for us. First, we perceive it as exclusionary, in that in a white dominated society it is asked, mainly of certain groups of people who are visibly different. Second, the assumption behind the question - that one is not 'from here', constructs an/other whose identity is fixed and tied only to one faraway place, thereby erasing our hyphenated identities, which define our everyday lived realities. Third, it invokes feelings of ambivalence about place when it is interpreted as demanding a justification of the claim to belonging and being 'from here'. Our paper shows that the question is a matter of identity politics and exposes the complexity of identity work that occurs whenever this question is asked of us. In so doing, it highlights the contradiction between our Australian 'selves' and migrant 'other'.Availability: (1)

Experience and representation : contemporary perspectives on migration in Australian /

by Jacobs, Keith.

Publisher: Farnham, U.K. Ashgate Publishing Limited 2011Description: xi, 164 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: This book provides a critical overview of influential theoretical perspectives and recent empirical material in the fields of migration, race, culture and politics. With a primary focus on Australia, the book explores the complexities surrounding migration; sets out the most appropriate frameworks to understand ethnicity and racism; and assesses the utility of the concepts of globalisation, transnationalism and multiculturalism for interpreting contemporary society.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Multiculturalism and integration : a harmonious relationship /

by Clyne, Michael (ed.) | Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia | Jupp, James (ed.).

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. ANU E Press 2011Description: xxiii, 228 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Multiculturalism has been the official policy of all Australian governments (Commonwealth and State) since the 1970s. It has recently been criticised, both in Australia and elsewhere. Integration has been suggested as a better term and policy. Critics suggest it is a reversion to assimilation. However integration has not been rigorously defined and may simply be another form of multiculturalism, which the authors believe to have been vital in sustaining social harmony.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian multiculturalism for a new century : towards inclusiveness. /

by Australia. National Multicultural Advisory Council.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Council 1999Description: 122 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: [1] Australian multiculturalism for a new century : towards inclusiveness -- [2] Australian multiculturalism for a new century : towards inclusiveness : executive summary -- [3] Australian multiculturalism for a new century : summary of recommendations. 3 v.Availability: (1)

A place in the sun : re-creating the Australian way of life. /

by Cope, Bill | Kalantzis, Mary.

Publisher: Pymble, N.S.W. HarperCollins 2000Description: 389 p.Notes: Includes index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The impact of immigration in Australia : a demographic approach. /

by Burnley, Ian H.

Publisher: South Melbourne Oxford University Press 2001Description: xvii, 388 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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