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

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posted on 2015-01-01, 00:00 authored by Anita HarrisAnita Harris
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.

History

Title of book

Cultural, religious and political contestations: the multicultural challenge

Chapter number

10

Pagination

155 - 167

Publisher

Springer

Place of publication

New York, N.Y.

ISBN-13

9783319160030

Language

eng

Publication classification

B Book chapter; B1.1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2015, Springer International Publishing Switzerland

Extent

13

Editor/Contributor(s)

F Mansouri