Identity, Othering and belonging: toward an understanding of difference and the experiences of African immigrants to Australia

Udah, Hyacinth, and Singh, Parlo (2019) Identity, Othering and belonging: toward an understanding of difference and the experiences of African immigrants to Australia. Social Identities Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture, 25 (6). pp. 843-859.

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Abstract

This paper aims to contribute to understanding of difference and knowledge on the analysis of the concepts of identity, Othering and belonging not only from a theoretical perspective, but more importantly by relating them empirically to the Australian context in a way that sheds a better light on the experiences of African immigrants to Australia. It draws on data from interviews conducted with 30 black Africans living in South East Queensland.Their racialized identities impacted on how they felt, were defined, related to and constructed, in Australia. Their accounts suggest that Othering practices can marginalize, exclude and affect migrants and refugees’ ideas and sense of belonging. The findings indicate the need for a more inclusive Australia, the accommodation of difference, the fostering of new identities,the rejection of negative representations and stereotypes of the Other, and the recognition that Othering is one of the important factors to understanding the marginalization, exclusion and challenges of ethnically and racially marked people in Australia.

Item ID: 65727
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1363-0296
Copyright Information: © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Funders: Griffith University
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2021 01:57
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441013 Sociology of migration, ethnicity and multiculturalism @ 50%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4409 Social work > 440902 Counselling, wellbeing and community services @ 50%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940111 Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare @ 50%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940106 Citizenship and National Identity @ 50%
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