Racism: whitewashing the class divide

Griffiths, Phil (2005) Racism: whitewashing the class divide. In: Class and struggle in Australia. Pearson Education Australia, Frenchs Forest, Australia, pp. 159-175. ISBN 0733970087

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This chapter outlines a Marxist view of racism in Australia. It argues that Australian racism is grounded in three interweaving dynamics: the dispossession, genocide and social control of indigenous people; the strategic fears of the Australian ruling class about emerging powers in Asia; and the use of racism as a means of dividing and ruling the working class in Australia. Using this framework it examines the emergence of the White Australia policy, racism towards immigrants, multiculturalism, and the possibilities for anti-racism.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
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Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Economics and Resource Management
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2017 06:13
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2017 06:13
Uncontrolled Keywords: racism, indigenous, white Australia, immigrants, multiculturalism, strategy, social control, Marxism, ruling class, ideology
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160601 Australian Government and Politics
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6282

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