The Locals Identity, Place and Belonging in Australia and Beyond

Auteur: Dr. Rob Garbutt
Taal: Engels
The Locals
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9783034301541
  • Druk: New edition
  • maart 2011
  • 250 pagina's
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This book presents the first comprehensive survey of being a local, in particular in Australia. As in much of the colonised, English-speaking world, in Australia the paradox is that the locals are not indigenous peoples but migrants with a specific ethnic heritage who became localised in time to label other migrants as the newcomers and outsiders. Claims of belonging as local' provide a crucial insight into power relations that extend beyond the local level to questions of national identity and the ethics of belonging in a postcolonial, multicultural nation. How have Anglo-Celtic Australians installed themselves as locals? Where do Indigenous Australians stand in this local politics of identity? What are the ethical considerations for how we connect our identities to places while also relating to others in a time of intensifying migration? This book explores these questions via a multidisciplinary cultural studies approach and a mixed methodology that blends a critical language study of being local with auto-ethnographical accounts by the author, himself a local'.

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The Locals' is exquisitely written; its seven chapters (plus an introduction) demonstrate the author's scrupulous self-reflection, conceptual vigour and breadth, and methodological diversity and depth. [...] The Locals' is a challenging analysis of rurality and race relations in a settler-society. (Andrew Gorman Murray, Cultural Studies Review 18, 2012/1) [...] this book offers an insightful analysis of a hitherto relatively understudied concept: that of the local'. Anchored in the author's experience as a local' [...], the book engages with the Australian context while it also offers valuable theoretical insights concerning the concept of the local' in the social sciences and humanities. [...] This is a highly recommended text for people interested in Australia's notions of white autochthony, localism and the mundane and nuanced ways such notions are inscribed into people's self-image. (Victor Roudometof, International Sociology 28, 2013/5)

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
New edition
Verschijningsdatum
2011-03-01
Afmetingen
22,6 x 14,9 x 1,7 cm
Aantal pagina's
250 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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9783034301541

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Extra groot lettertype
Nee
NUR code
680
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2011-03-04
Subtitel
Identity, Place and Belonging in Australia and Beyond
Thema Subject Code
JHMC

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