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Popular Views About Australian Identity: Research and Analysis


Phillips, T, Popular Views About Australian Identity: Research and Analysis, Journal of Sociology, 34, (3) pp. 281-302. ISSN 0004-8690 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1177/144078339803400305


Within the Australian humanities and social sciences, the research field of Australian identity has produced a substantial literature. Yet, notwithstanding the impressive array of scholarship on the topic, empirical research and analysis on how contemporary Australians understand and experience Australian identity has existed in a disparate form. Since studies of popular views about Australian identity remain to be integrated, this paper will review social scientific research and analysis in the area for the first time. Three matters will be considered in reviewing these studies. First, I illustrate the contexts in which research on popular views about Australian identity has been conducted. Second, findings from these studies are pooled for the purpose of documenting current empirical knowledge about Australian identity. Third, some problems with existing research are considered and possible directions for future research proposed. © 1996, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Indigenous
Objective Group:Pacific Peoples community services
Objective Field:Pacific Peoples community services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Phillips, T (Dr Timothy Phillips)
ID Code:26750
Year Published:1998
Web of Science® Times Cited:24
Deposited By:Sociology and Social Work
Deposited On:2003-08-21
Last Modified:2003-08-21

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