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'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)

Ageing and diversity : multiple pathways and cultural migrations /

by Daatland, Svein Olav (ed.) | Biggs, Simon (ed.).

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2007Description: x, 236 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: To understand contemporary ageing, it is necessary to recognise its diversity. Drawing on an extraordinary range of theory, original research and empirical sources, this book assesses the stereotyped conceptions of ageing, and offers a critical and updated perspective. The book: explores the diversity of individual pathways of ageing, the sources of identifications, migration and otherness, and the tension between social structures and personal agency; considers multidisciplinary and international perspectives as an important means of understanding the diversity of ageing, and the need for change in established notions and policies; addresses key issues, such as global ageing, migration, transnational community and citizenship; incorporates theories and findings from psychology and sociology, anthropology and demography, social policy and health sciences. "Ageing and diversity" is aimed at academics, students and practitioners in the fields of sociology, social psychology, health, and welfare. It will also be of interest to all those who want to challenge stereotypes about ageing.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Ethnicity and ageing: the Anglo-Asian experience. /

by Chandraratna, Donald | Cummins, Michael.

Publisher: Kensington, N.S.W. University of NSW, Social Welfare Research Centre 1988Description: 61p. Bibliography p.57-61.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Guide to migrant statistical sources /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 3414.0 2011Description: HTML.Summary: This Guide to Migrant Statistical Sources provides users with a ready reference to sources of statistical information either directly related to migrants and ethnicity or which collect migrant or ethnicity related data items. The guide contains Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) collections and non ABS collections which include government, academic and private sources.Availability: No items available

People of Australia : statistics from the 2006 census. /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Department 2008Description: PDF.Summary: "The People of Australia is a major compilation of statistics on birthplace, language, religion and ancestry from the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. This publication has gone to considerable lengths to create a data source which is unique, accurate, detailed and comprehensive. Some of the features of this publication include: > Age-gender profiles for the most common birthplace, language and ancestry groups in Australia showing the diverse structure of our population. > Detailed ancestry data by birthplace of parents, giving a clearer picture of the extent of our migrant communities. > English language competency by age, presenting the differing levels of English language competency amongst different language and age groups." -- PublicationAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Redefining Australians : immigration, citizenship, and national identity. /

by Jordens, Ann-Mari.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Hale & Iremonger 1995Description: xiv, 202 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.Notes: Includes index. Bibliography: p. 173-178Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The imagined community of access and equity. /

by Everingham, Christine.

Publisher: 1995Description: p. 25-40 (v.2).Notes: Rec. no. for book B7041 indexed paperAvailability: No items available

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