Cultures in refuge: seeking sanctuary in modern Australia

Hayes, Anna and Mason, Robert, eds. (2012) Cultures in refuge: seeking sanctuary in modern Australia. Studies in Migration and Diaspora. Ashgate Publishing, Farnham, United Kingdom. ISBN 978-1-4094-3475-7


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.

Presenting research from the fields of sociology, media studies, politics, international relations and history, Cultures in Refuge explores the manner in which the notions of asylum and refuge affect the processes of articulating and negotiating identities.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Arts - School of Humanities and Communication
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2013 02:33
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2017 01:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: emigration and immigration, ethnic relations, refugees, asylum seekers, group identity, immigrants, human security
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160601 Australian Government and Politics
16 Studies in Human Society > 1603 Demography > 160303 Migration
16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160602 Citizenship
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940111 Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare

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