Conceptualisations of cultural identity in the Cronulla riots debate: one concept, four theorists, one text

Judith, Kate (2007) Conceptualisations of cultural identity in the Cronulla riots debate: one concept, four theorists, one text. [Thesis (PhD/Research)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The nature and future of multiculturalism in Australia has been a controversial topic of debate in the Australian media over the past two years. Agreement in this debate has been limited partly because of the range of theoretical conceptualisations of cultural identity assumed by the many participants. This study investigates the different conceptualisations of cultural identity within this debate by viewing one discourse from the debate through four contrasting theoretical perspectives regarding the nature of cultural identity. Foucaultian and Critical Discourse Analysis is used to discover connections between the theoretical frameworks and the voices in the discourse. Conceptual differences are discovered concerning the boundaries, essentialism, relationship to social order and the historical determinism of the concept.


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Item Type: Thesis (PhD/Research)
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Thesis for partial completion of Masters of Education (Work and Learning) (MEd), Monash University.
Depositing User: Ms Kate Judith
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2012 04:53
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: cultural identity, discourse analysis, Cronulla Riots
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200405 Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21584

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