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Immigration, Indigeneity and Identity: Cosmopolitanism in Australia and New Zealand


Jacobs, K and Malpas, J, Immigration, Indigeneity and Identity: Cosmopolitanism in Australia and New Zealand, Routledge International Handbook of Cosmopolitanism Studies, Routledge, G Delanty (ed), New York, pp. 541-552. ISBN 9781138493117 (2019) [Revised Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.4324/9781351028905


This chapter explores cosmopolitanism across three thematic areas: immigration; indigeneity; and identity. It argues that thematic areas encompass issues in which cosmopolitan tendencies are at work in Australia and New Zealand, while they also serve to illustrate some of the contemporary challenges, social divisions, and points of conflict that confront both nations. The chapter considers the extent to which cosmopolitanism has the potential to address these challenges and tensions, and explores what the example of Australia and New Zealand can tell about the politics of postcolonial societies in the contemporary world. In both Australia and New Zealand the fact that both governments remain wedded to a neo-liberal political agenda makes the task of establishing a more cosmopolitan political compact. The conservative mindset of Australia and New Zealand's political elites to issues relating to ethnicity reflect those of an earlier generation of politicians, and their initial resistance to multiculturalism in the early 1970s.

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Item Type:Revised Book Chapter
Keywords:immigration, indigeneity, identity, cosmopolitanism, Australia
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Urban sociology and community studies
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and politics
Objective Field:Civics and citizenship
UTAS Author:Jacobs, K (Professor Keith Jacobs)
UTAS Author:Malpas, J (Professor Jeff Malpas)
ID Code:135156
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2019-10-03
Last Modified:2019-10-03
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