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Perceptions of Australian cultural identity among Asian Australians

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posted on 2007-01-01, 00:00 authored by J Clark
A review of research on transnationalism shows that diasporas with transnational orientations and connections tend to have a strong attachment to local and global identities but a weak attachment to the nation state. In addition, it is argued that territorial nation states are losing their authority in an increasingly globalised and interconnected world. Governments in western democracies have responded by tightening restrictions on citizenship and placing more emphasis on social cohesion and integration rather than multiculturalism. Using the Australian Survey of Social Attitudes (2003), this paper examines attachment to cultural conceptions of national identity among the Asian Australian diaspora and examines the existing literature about the relationship between transmigrants and the nation state. Findings from the study reveal a number of social determinants behind variation in emotional attachment to cultural conceptions of national identity.

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Journal

Australian journal of social issues

Volume

42

Issue

3

Season

Spring

Pagination

303 - 320

Publisher

Australian Council of Social Service

Location

Strawberry Hills, N.S.W.

ISSN

0157-6321

eISSN

1839-4655

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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