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At home/out of place: young people’s multicultural belongings

Harris, Anita 2015, At home/out of place: young people’s multicultural belongingsCultural, religious and political contestations: the multicultural challenge, Springer, New York, N.Y., pp.155-168, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-16003-0_10.


Title At home/out of place: young people’s multicultural belongings
Author(s) Harris, Anita
Title of book Cultural, religious and political contestations: the multicultural challenge
Publication date 2015
Chapter number 10
Total chapters 13
Start page 155
End page 168
Total pages 14
Publisher Springer
Place of Publication New York, N.Y.
Keyword(s) belonging
multiculturalism
everyday
multicultural citizenship
racism
youth
Summary What does it mean to come of age in an era of anti-multiculturalism? How does such an environment shape the ways young people of diverse backgrounds come to feel “at home”-in the nation, in the city, in their neighbourhoods, and in their national identity? Discussing findings from a study of youth in the multicultural suburbs of five Australian cities, this chapter explores how the politics of belonging is lived through the spatial practices of everyday civic life for those who have grown up during the multiculturalism backlash of the 1990s and 2000s. It examines the contradictory picture that emerges of a new generation claiming a right to multicultural citizenship and forging productive diversity within the urban multiculture, and yet simultaneously positioned as “out of place” within civic life.
ISBN 9783319160030
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-16003-0_10
Field of Research 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2015, Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30087323

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