With the decline of official multiculturalism in Australia the focus of the government has turned to promoting programs and services that will provide greater social inclusion. This paper illustrates that although institutions within society such as the media, federal government agencies, and local governments aim to value cultural diversity, social practices unintentionally regulate inclusion by privileging whiteness and scrutinising ethnic minorities on local places. An analysis of metropolitan and local newspaper reports and government document provides an insight into these practices that construct 'ethnic' citizens in particular ways.
Field of Research
160499 Human Geography not elsewhere classified 160403 Social and Cultural Geography
Socio Economic Objective
970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category
C3 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal
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