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Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations

Looking through the Lens of Social Inclusion, 1st Edition

By Michele Lobo

Edited by Fethi Mansouri


268 pages

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Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations reflects on the tensions and contradictions that arise within debates on social inclusion, arguing that both the concept of social inclusion and policy surrounding it need to incorporate visions of citizenship that value ethnic diversity. Presenting the latest empirical research from Australia and engaging with contemporary global debates on questions of identity, citizenship, intercultural relations and social inclusion, this book unsettles fixed assumptions about who is included as a valued citizen and explores the possibilities for engendering inclusive visions of citizenship in local, national and transnational spaces. Organised around the themes of identity, citizenship and intercultural relations, this interdisciplinary collection sheds light on the role that ethnic diversity can play in fostering new visions of inclusivity and citizenship in a globalised world.


'Bringing together leading academics in the field of multicultural studies, this volume addresses the central political questions of our time - social inclusion, subjective belonging and citizenship rights. From an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective, these essays offer an authoritative insight into the prospects and problems of majority-minority relationships in multicultural societies in Europe, North America and Australia. The result is a definitive assessment of the politics of cultural diversity.' Bryan S. Turner, University of Western Sydney, Australia 'This interdisciplinary collection provides valuable perspectives on the challenges of diversity. Migration has killed myths of homogeneous nations. Mansouri, Lobo and their collaborators suggest that focusing on social inclusion could provide ways towards a renewal of citizenship and social participation in all its facets. This collection, which focuses on Australia, has lessons for all countries transformed by immigration.' Stephen Castles, The University of Sydney, Australia

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: social inclusion: exploring the concept, Fethi Mansouri and Michele Lobo; Part I Identity and Social Inclusion: From multiculturalism to social inclusion: the resilience of Australian national values since federation, Giancarlo Chiro; Constructing Australian citizenship as Christian: or how to exclude Muslims from the national imagining, Farida Fozdar; Australian Muslims: indicators of social inclusion, Riaz Hassan; Waves of migration: exclusion and inclusion: the experiences of Polish Australians, Danielle Drozdzewski; The deliberative politics of cultural diversity: beyond interest and identity politics?, Selen Ayirtman Ercan. Part II Citizenship and Social Inclusion: Whiteness and Australian suburbia, Michele Lobo; Avenues for belonging: civic and ethnic dimensions of multicultural citizenship in Australia, Lejla Voloder; Socially inclusive school environments: identity development and active citizenship, Louise Jenkins; Negotiating norms of inclusion: comparative perspectives from Muslim community leadership in the West, Fethi Mansouri, Michele Lobo and Rim Latrache. Part III Intercultural Relations and Spaces of Social Inclusion: Social cohesion/social inclusion in Australia, Andrew Markus; Australian racism and anti-racism: links to morbidity and belonging, Jacqueline K. Nelson, Kevin M. Dunn and Yin Paradies; Transnationalism , social inclusion and the city, Ruth Fincher; Home, mobility and the encounter with otherness, Vince P. Marotta; Bibliography; Index.

About the Author/Editor

Fethi Mansouri holds a Chair in Migration and Intercultural Studies and is the Director of the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University, Australia. He is the co-author of Lives in Limbo: Voices of Refugees under Temporary Protection, and Australia and the Middle East: A Frontline Relationship, and co-editor of Islam and Political Violence: Muslim Diaspora and Radicalism in the West. Dr. Michele Lobo is Research Fellow at the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, Australia.

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Studies in Migration and Diaspora

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General