Race lines and spaces of political action among migrant youth

Mikola, Maša and Mansouri, Fethi 2015, Race lines and spaces of political action among migrant youth, Journal of youth studies, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 500-514, doi: 10.1080/13676261.2014.992313.

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Title Race lines and spaces of political action among migrant youth
Author(s) Mikola, Maša
Mansouri, FethiORCID iD for Mansouri, Fethi orcid.org/0000-0002-4120-9391
Journal name Journal of youth studies
Volume number 18
Issue number 4
Start page 500
End page 514
Total pages 15
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 1367-6261
1469-9680
Keyword(s) alternative counter-publics
migrant youth
political participation
youth-led initiatives
Summary Recently proposed Anti-Racism Strategy established within a framework of the Australian Government's multicultural policy, People of Australia, identifies ‘youth engagement’ as one of the key areas that needs to be promoted and supported. Young people have been invited to join youth councils and youth forums and work with national, state and local policy-makers. Some have taken up this challenge and became public faces and active members of anti-racism campaigns. Others, however, either remained silent about the discrimination they face, or organised their own grassroots youth-based and youth-led initiatives. This paper discusses individual and collective responses to racism among young people in Australia, focusing on Melbourne, and examines possibilities in which racism, as a common experience among migrant youth, can be utilised to form alternative spaces for political action, challenging not only interpersonal, but also systemic forms of racism. By drawing attention towards institutional and systemic forms of racism, and the historical perpetuation of racist practices, these youth initiatives rely on legal measures, and argue that racism should be discussed in the context of the broader Australian society, not only in relation to minority groups.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13676261.2014.992313
Field of Research 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
Socio Economic Objective 940111 Ethnicity
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Taylor & Francis
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