Experience and Representation: Contemporary Perspectives on by Keith Jacobs

By Keith Jacobs

Event and illustration: modern views on Migration in Australia presents a serious evaluation of influential theoretical views and up to date empirical fabric within the fields of migration, race, tradition and politics. With a prime specialize in Australia, the booklet explores the complexities surrounding migration; units out the main applicable frameworks to appreciate ethnicity and racism; and assesses the software of the recommendations of globalisation, transnationalism and multiculturalism for analyzing modern society. particular chapters discover the reports of migrants in the context of city environments; the vexed factor of nationwide id; the that means of domestic; and the ways in which migrants are at present represented within the media, literature and picture. adventure and illustration may be of curiosity to students of migration and people learning social idea, politics and the media.

Show description

Read Online or Download Experience and Representation: Contemporary Perspectives on Migration in Australia PDF

Best emigration & immigration books

Empire as the Triumph of Theory: Imperialism, Information and the Colonial Society of 1868

Who have been the 1st humans to invent a world-historical undertaking for the British Empire? And what have been the constituencies at the back of the improvement of the imperialistic pondering in mid-Victorian England? those questions are very important for realizing the place the hot Imperialism of the overdue 19th century got here from.

From Saint-Domingue to New Orleans: Migration and Influences

 Dessens examines the legacy of roughly 15,000 Saint-Domingue refugees--whites, slaves, and loose humans of color--who settled in Louisiana among 1791 and 1815. compelled to escape their French Caribbean colony following a slave uprising that gave beginning to the Haitian Republic in January 1804, they unfold in the course of the Caribbean and alongside the North American Atlantic coast.

Migration, Development, and Transnationalization

The connection among migration and improvement is turning into an enormous box of analysis, but the basics - analytical instruments, conceptual framework, political stance - aren't being referred to as into query or discussion. This quantity presents a precious replacement point of view to the present literature because the participants discover the contradictory discourses approximately migration and the position those discourses play in perpetuating inequality and an international regime of militarized surveillance.

Extra info for Experience and Representation: Contemporary Perspectives on Migration in Australia

Sample text

The recent so-called “race riots” in the Sydney suburb of Cronulla suggest that a multicultural city like Sydney has monocultural localities in which “moral panics” about strangers occasionally resurface’ (Marotta (2007:45). So for Moratta the normative portrayal of Melbourne as a multicultural city occludes the social inequalities and ‘ethnic regionalism’ that exist there. He argues that social economic and cultural processes have led ‘to the fear of difference’ and that ‘“multicultural Melbourne” is innovative, creative and dynamic, but within these potentialities lurks tribalism, fear and narrowness’ (Moratta 2007: 49).

For those who did not like Australia, the most frequently reported issue was employment difficulties. Overall, however, the number of people who regretted moving to Australia was very small. 4% of interviewees) identified homesickness and missing family as the principal drivers of their dissatisfaction. A salient feature of this study were questions relating to how migrants maintain their cultural links. As many as 83% of migrants interviewed reported 40 Experience and Representation the importance of contact with their culture, though migrants with the most English proficiency were the least concerned.

In terms of the sociology of migration, certainly up until the 1960s, it was the Chicago School that exercised the most influence. Their claim that assimilation was the eventual outcome of ‘all the incidental collisions, conflicts and fusions of people and cultures’ (Park 1928: 881) pegs out a boundary line that can usefully regulate further theoretical discussion of migration. The Chicago School predicted that even though new migrants might experience racial discrimination and antagonism on arrival in a new country, they would eventually move up the professional hierarchy, lose their cultural distinctiveness and embrace the dominant culture.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.11 of 5 – based on 41 votes