Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Racisms in the New World Order: realities of culture, colour and identity

Gopalkrishnan, Narayan, and Babacan, Hurriyet (2013) Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Racisms in the New World Order: realities of culture, colour and identity. The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

The new millennium continues to present us with increased complexities in dealing with racist practice and racialised discourses. The continued unrest across the world fuels debates around national security and the war on terror, debates that in turn focus on and demonize marginalized groups in society. The overarching reach of the media increasingly exacerbates moral panic in the public arena around asylum-seekers, Muslims and all those who are visibly different. State paternalism has led to increased attempts to control the lives of Indigenous Peoples even to the extent of suspending protective legislation, such as anti-discrimination legislation.

Questions of national identity and citizenship continue to hold centre-stage, often conjoined with fears of the 'other'. Racism continues to permeate our lives in both subtle and overt forms, even as many people continue to assert either that 'racism does not exist' or, in a modified form, that 'all people are racist'.

The replacement of overt forms of racism by indirect and covert forms of 'new racisms' that use ideas of insurmountable cultural differences brought about by alien cultural values and lifestyles has made the task of challenging racism all the more difficult. And yet, racism continues to impact severely on the life chances of large sections of people across the world and, as such, cannot be ignored.

Item ID: 29878
Item Type: Book (Edited)
ISBN: 978-0-9875922-6-2
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This conference proceeding is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence. You are free to copy, communicate and adapt this work, so long as you attribute James Cook University [The Cairns Institute] and the authors.

The Third International Conference on Racisms in the New World Order was held 29th-31st August, 2012, at the Pacific International Hotel, Cairns, Qld.

Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2013 06:01
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations @ 50%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies @ 50%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940106 Citizenship and National Identity @ 50%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940111 Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare @ 50%
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