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Introduction: end of innocence - Tasmania's search for home

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Robinson, C, Introduction: end of innocence - Tasmania's search for home, Parity, 32, (9) pp. 8-11. ISSN 1032-6170 (2019) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]


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Abstract

In this current decade, homelessness as a newly felt vulnerability has arisen in Australian life, media and political culture in ways not seen before. Of course, homelessness and displacement are old sufferings at the heart of ongoing colonial home-making in Australia. However, the needed iteration of Australia‑as‑home - perhaps best captured in the go-to unofficial national anthem, I still call Australia home - is reaching fever‑pitch in a nation currently riddled with housing stress. Both dispossession and homelessness trouble Australian narratives of identity and belonging and produce an astonishing defensive compulsion to claim, cleanse and contain. As more and more of us are without homes that embed us long‑term in communities, our attention dwells - and is masterfully held, through canny politics - on the national homeland borders we think might still be defensible.

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Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Keywords:Tasmania, housing, homelessness, social policy
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Urban sociology and community studies
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Homelessness and housing services
UTAS Author:Robinson, C (Dr Catherine Robinson)
ID Code:149622
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Sociology and Criminology
Deposited On:2022-04-05
Last Modified:2022-04-22
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