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12:30pm Wednesday 15 February 2012
C2.05 Deakin University, Burwood Campus
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With special guests, Deakin University Vice Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander, Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Brenda Cherednichenko and Executive Director of the Australian Multicultural Foundation, Dr. B Hass Dellal OAM, CCG will launch two recent publications, Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations and Intercultural Relations in a Global World.
Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations reflects on the tensions and contradictions that arise within debates on social inclusion, arguing that both the concept of social inclusion and policy surrounding it need to incorporate visions of citizenship that value ethnic diversity. Presenting the latest empirical research from Australia and engaging with contemporary global debates on questions of identity, citizenship, intercultural relations and social inclusion, this book unsettles fixed assumptions about who is included as a valued citizen and explores the possibilities for engendering inclusive visions of citizenship in local, national and transnational spaces.
Organised around the themes of identity, citizenship and intercultural relations, this interdisciplinary collection sheds light on the role that ethnic diversity can play in fostering new visions of inclusivity and citizenship in a globalised world.
Introduction: social inclusion: exploring the concept, Fethi Mansouri and Michele Lobo; Part I Identity and Social Inclusion: From multiculturalism to social inclusion: the resilience of Australian national values since federation, Giancarlo Chiro; Constructing Australian citizenship as Christian: or how to exclude Muslims from the national imagining, Farida Fozdar; Australian Muslims: indicators of social inclusion, Riaz Hassan; Waves of migration: exclusion and inclusion: the experiences of Polish Australians, Danielle Drozdzewski; The deliberative politics of cultural diversity: beyond interest and identity politics?, Selen Ayirtman Ercan. Part II Citizenship and Social Inclusion: Whiteness and Australian suburbia, Michele Lobo; Avenues for belonging: civic and ethnic dimensions of multicultural citizenship in Australia, Lejla Voloder; Socially inclusive school environments: identity development and active citizenship, Louise Jenkins; Negotiating norms of inclusion: comparative perspectives from Muslim community leadership in the West, Fethi Mansouri, Michele Lobo and Rim Latrache. Part III Intercultural Relations and Spaces of Social Inclusion: Social cohesion/social inclusion in Australia, Andrew Markus; Australian racism and anti-racism: links to morbidity and belonging, Jacqueline K. Nelson, Kevin M. Dunn and Yin Paradies; Transnationalism , social inclusion and the city, Ruth Fincher; Home, mobility and the encounter with otherness, Vince P. Marotta; Bibliography; Index.
Professor Fethi Mansouri holds a Chair in Migration and Intercultural Studies and is the Director of the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University, Australia. He is the co-author of Lives in Limbo: Voices of Refugees under Temporary Protection, and Australia and the Middle East: A Frontline Relationship, and co-editor of Islam and Political Violence: Muslim Diaspora and Radicalism in the West.
Dr. Michele Lobo is Research Fellow at the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, Australia.
'Bringing together leading academics in the field of multicultural studies, this volume addresses the central political questions of our time - social inclusion, subjective belonging and citizenship rights. From an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective, these essays offer an authoritative insight into the prospects and problems of majority-minority relationships in multicultural societies in Europe, North America and Australia. The result is a definitive assessment of the politics of cultural diversity.'
Bryan S. Turner, University of Western Sydney, Australia
'This interdisciplinary collection provides valuable perspectives on the challenges of diversity. Migration has killed myths of homogeneous nations. Mansouri, Lobo and their collaborators suggest that focusing on social inclusion could provide ways towards a renewal of citizenship and social participation in all its facets. This collection, which focuses on Australia, has lessons for all countries transformed by immigration.'
Stephen Castles, The University of Sydney, Australia
The exploration of cross-cultural contact in a global and transnational world is essential in understanding how we can learn to live with difference in ways that go beyond tolerance. This book explores such contact in Euro-American/Australian societies as well as non-western multiethnic societies such as China, Malaysia, Indonesia and countries within Eastern Europe. The contributors in this book expose the power relations underpinning such encounters as well as explore the possibilities for meaningful dialogue.
Dr Michele Lobo is an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University. Her research focuses on intercultural relations and the social inclusion of ethnic minorities.
Dr Vince Marotta is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and the Deputy Director of the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University. He is Managing Editor of the Journal of Intercultural Studies (Routledge) and his research and publications focus on social theory, urban sociology, theories of the stranger and migration and multiculturalism.
Dr Nicole Oke is a Lecturer in Sociology & Community Development in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Victoria University, Australia. Her research interests are in the areas of globalisation, transnationalism and migration
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