International Conference on Racism in the New World Order: realities of culture, colour and identity: conference proceedings

Gopalkrishan, Narayan, and Babacan, Hurriyet (2006) International Conference on Racism in the New World Order: realities of culture, colour and identity: conference proceedings. University of the Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

Racism is a significant social problem that affects our society. It diminishes the social fabric of society, creates social tension and impacts on the life chances of people involved. Racism impacts upon both those who perpetuate it and those who are on the 'receiving end'. 'Race' and 'racism' are value-laden notions perpetuated through coded societal messages and public discourses on immigration, ethnic minorities, indigenous people, multiculturalism, refugees and citizenship. In many contemporary nations, such as Australia, discourses on race and culture have formed the basis of nation building and have determined who is included and who is considered the 'other'. Although racism is a reality in the lives of many people around the world, it is largely a silent or invisible issue. Many writers have noted that the lack of questioning of power relations in society results in a continued silence on the topics of racism and discrimination.

The International Conference on Racisms in the New World Order: Realities of Culture, Colour and Identity was held on 8-9 December 2005, at Hyatt Regency Coolum, Queensland, Australia. The Conference provided a forum for dialogue on sensitive but critical issues relating to racism. The Conference enabled an opportunity to examine contemporary manifestations of racism across the world, engage in theorising on racism, identify manifestations of racism in a globalised world and develop strategies to combat racism.

Item ID: 17905
Item Type: Book (Edited)
ISBN: 978-0-9751913-5-4
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2011 04:37
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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