Nation-state belonging among Asian Australians and the question of transnationalism

Clark, Juliet 2009, Nation-state belonging among Asian Australians and the question of transnationalism, Current sociology, vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 27-46.

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Title Nation-state belonging among Asian Australians and the question of transnationalism
Author(s) Clark, Juliet
Journal name Current sociology
Volume number 57
Issue number 1
Start page 27
End page 46
Publisher Sage
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2009-01
ISSN 0011-3921
1461-7064
Keyword(s) Asian Australians
migration
nation-state
transnationalism
Summary Research shows that migrants are likely to develop multiple attachments to local and global allegiances that lie beyond the boundaries of the nation-state. Drawing on the Asian Australian experience as a point of departure, this article explores whether Asian Australian migrants from a range of different social and cultural backgrounds are more or less likely than the rest of the Australian population to feel a sense of belonging to the nation-state. Using the Australian Survey of Social Attitudes 2003, the results show that Asian Australian migrants have similar views towards the nation-state as the rest of the Australian population. Given that research on the Asian Australian migrant experience is predominantly located in cultural studies, the results suggest the importance of using survey research as another avenue to understand the migrant experience.
Language eng
Field of Research 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies
Socio Economic Objective 940399 International Relations not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, International Sociological Association
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30016564

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