Cultures in Refuge: seeking sanctuary in modern Australia

Hayes, Anna, and Mason, Robert (2012) Cultures in Refuge: seeking sanctuary in modern Australia. Studies in Migration and Diaspora . Ashgate Publishing, Farnham, UK, pp. 1-11.

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Abstract

New formulations of globalisation have radically altered how people conceptualise the movement of people, ideas and capital throughout the globe, with questions of securitisation and transnational sentiment re-shaping long-standing Western concepts of asylum and human rights. Questioning the manner in which the reception of sanctuary in modern Australia changes migrants' sense of belonging, this interdisciplinary volume focuses on the disjuncture between receiving sanctuary and feeling secure in one's self and community. With emphasis on the formation and expression of migrant and refugee cultures, the book deliberately blurs the distinction between migrants and refugees, in order to engage more directly with the subjectivities of lived experience and social networks.

Research Statement

Research Background Presenting research from the fields of sociology, media studies, politics, international relations and history, Cultures in Refuge explores the manner in which notions of asylum and refuge affect the processes of articulating and negotiating identities.
Item ID: 41254
Item Type: Book (Edited)
Keywords: Australia - emigration and immigration, social aspects, ethnic relations, refugees, asylum seekers, group identity
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ISBN: 978-140943475-7
Date Deposited: 09 May 2016 02:50
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1603 Demography > 160303 Migration @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1606 Political Science > 160601 Australian Government and Politics @ 50%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9402 Government and Politics > 940201 Civics and Citizenship @ 100%
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