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"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)

Creating unequal futures? : rethinking poverty, inequality and disadvantage. /

by Fincher, Ruth (ed.) | Saunders, Peter (ed.).

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2001Description: xv, 251 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Contents: 1. The complex contexts of Australian inequality / Ruth Fincher and Peter Saunders -- 2. Understanding poverty and social exclusion : situating Australia internationally / Peter Whiteford -- 3. Popular discourses and images of poverty and welfare in the news media / Peter Putnis -- 4. Inequality and the futures of our children / Peter Travers -- 5. Tackling poverty among indigenous Australians / Boyd Hunter -- 6. Moving in and out of disadvantage : population mobility and Australian places / Ruth Fincher and Maryann Wulff -- 7. Beyond impoverished visions of the labour market / Ian Watson and John Buchanan.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Improving housing responses to Indigenous patterns of mobility /

by Habibis, Daphne | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute | Birdsall-Jones, Christina | Dunbar, Terry.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2011Description: HTML.Other title: Improving housing responses to Indigenous patterns of.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Project Number: 40526 URL contains: Positioning Paper: No. 124: Improving housing responses to Indigenous patterns of mobility Final Report: No. 162: Improving housing responses to Indigenous patterns of temporary mobility PDF contains final reportSummary: The research involved case studies in Western Australia, South Australia, and the Northern Territory. It involved a literature review, administrative data analysis and a total of 116 interviews with service providers and Indigenous service users.Availability: (1)

Indigenous mobility in rural and remote Australia : final report. /

by Memmott, Paul | Long, Stephen | Thomson, Linda.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute. Queensland Research Centre 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Living through change in challenging neighbourhoods : thematic analysis /

by Bashir, Nadia | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Batty, Elaine | Cole, Ian | Crisp, Richard | Flint, John.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2010Description: PDF.Other title: JRF programme paper: Poverty and Place.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2011Summary: The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) produced this collection of summaries as an interim output from its Poverty and Place Programme. It is based on initial analysis of Living through change in challenging neighbourhoods, a three-year research study aiming to achieve a better understanding of the respective dynamics of poverty and place. Living through change in challenging neighbourhoods is a major qualitative study of six lower income neighbourhoods in Britain. The research is being undertaken by a team from Sheffield Hallam University under the leadership of Professor Ian Cole and with support from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.Availability: (1)

Mobilities /

by Urry, John.

Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA Polity 2007Description: 335 p. ; 23 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Pt. 1. Mobile Worlds -- 1. Mobilizing Social Life -- 2. 'Mobile' Theories and Methods -- 3. The Mobilities Paradigm -- Pt. 2. Moving and Communicating -- 4. Pavements and Paths -- 5. 'Public' Trains -- 6. Inhabiting Cars and Roads -- 7. Flying Around -- 8. Connecting and Imagining -- Pt. 3. Societies and Systems on the Move -- 9. Gates to Heaven and Hell -- 10. Networks -- 11. Meetings -- 12. Places -- 13. Systems and Dark Futures.Summary: "Issues of movement - of people, things, information, and ideas - are central to people's lives and to most organizations. In this book John Urry draws upon an extensive array of new research and material to develop what he calls the 'new mobilities paradigm' for the social sciences. He shows how this paradigm makes comprehensible social phenomena which were previously opaque. He examines how 'mobilities' each presuppose a 'system' that permits predictable and relatively risk-free repetition. The book outlines various such systems and then analyses their intersecting implications for social inequality, social networks and meetings, the nature of places, and alternative mobility futures."--BOOK JACKET.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Pathways and choice in a diversifying social and affordable housing system /

by Wiesel, IIan | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute | Easthope, Hazel | Liu, Edgar.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Pathways and choice in a diversifying social housing system..Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2011 Bibliography : p. 55-59Summary: This study seeks to provide a better understanding of how access to social housing and mobility within the Australian social housing system are experienced by tenants, in a time of significant changes to the sector. This positioning paper outlines the conceptual and contextual background that informs the study which is currently underway.Availability: (1)

Population turnover and area deprivation . /

by Bailey, Nick | Livingston, Mark.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The Policy Press 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.jrf.org.uk/bookshop/eBooks/2004-population-census-deprivation.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:40:18 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This study examines the turnover of population in low socio-economic neighbourhoods, whether these areas are isolated from, or connected to, other areas by population movement in and out, and how net migration flows changed the proportion of people with lower educational attainment.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The housing impacts of neighbourhood change: gentrification, affordability and displacement /

by Rowland, Atkinson | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute | Wulff, Maryann | Reynolds, Margaret | Spinney, Angela.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2011Description: HTML.Other title: Gentrification and displacement : the household impacts of.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Project Number: 40548 URL contains Positioning Paper: No. 115: Gentrification and displacement: a review of approaches and findings in the literature Final Report: No. 160: Gentrification and displacement: the household impacts of neighbourhood change Research and Policy Bulletin: Issue 137: Gentrification and displacement: the household impacts of neighbourhood change Final Report downloadedSummary: Gentrification refers to the migration of higher income households to lower income neighbourhoods. The process has become evident in many large regional and major metropolitan areas across Australia and thus follows a worldwide trend in which a growing service sector economy and lower cost, central city neighbourhoods have combined to produce notable shifts in the socio-demographic composition of centrally located neighbourhoods. More households on higher incomes have generated increased competition for housing resources, particularly in more central urban areas. These shifts have also occurred as State and city governments have acted to improve and redevelop central city areas which sometimes were run-down or had small residential populations. With interest in housing affordability and, increasingly, the role of the private rental system at the fore of policy debates regarding housing stress, the research was intended to offer insights into the way that socio-economic migration in Australia?s cities is affecting the position of low-income households. It is clear that gentrification has become a significant factor, influencing the cost of housing in the neighbourhoods it has touched. In areas like Yarraville and Richmond in Melbourne, Paddington and Newtown in Sydney, significant migration by high-income professional households have raised prices and rents by significant margins.Availability: (1)

The stranger who comes today and leaves after tomorrow : an analysis of current concerns with migrants' and refugees' regional settlement and mobility /

by Boese, Martina | 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: The regional migration and settlement of migrants and refugees is an issue that concerns a wide range of actors beyond the migrating subjects themselves. These include policy makers involved in the management of migration, state governments seeking to address regional labour shortages and demographic decline, so-called host communities responding to newcomers, and local businesses in demand of compliant labour. These diverse agents tend to share a general interest in the attraction and largely also the retention of migrants or refugees. A closer analysis reveals the diverse expectations of migrants and refugees that inform the concerns of non-migrant, non-refugee actors with migrants? and refugees? settlement and mobility. This paper explores regional migrant and refugee settlement, relevant policy rationales and the existing research on these forms of settlement with a focus on interests and perspectives on regional settlers held in the so-called host society. It suggests that these interests and specific perspectives on the ?stranger? are indicative of a currently prevailing understanding and governmental framing of a multicultural Australia based on migration management.Availability: (1)

Work, place and identity : the salience of work for residents in six neighbourhoods /

by Crisp, Richard | Sheffield Hallam University. Centre for Regional Economic nd Social Research.

Publisher: Sheffield, U.K. Sheffield Hallam University. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Sheffield Hallam University. Centre for Regional Economic and.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2010 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This working paper explores the relationship between work, place and identity in six low-income neighbourhoods across Britain. The purpose of the research is threefold. Firstly, it seeks to understand perceptions of the landscape of economic opportunity facing individuals living in particular places. Secondly, it examines the significance of work within individual lives and the impact it has upon financial and emotional well-being. Thirdly, it considers the extent to which individuals make comparative assessments of working status with other residents and the way in which this serves to produce social distinctions within neighbourhoods.Availability: (1)

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