Becoming An African Diaspora In Australia

Author: F. Ndhlovu
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137414324
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Becoming An African Diaspora In Australia from the Author: F. Ndhlovu. Becoming an African Diaspora in Australia extends debates on identities, cultures and notions of race and racism into new directions as it analyses the forms of interactional identities of African migrants in Australia. It de-naturalises the commonplace assumptions and imaginations about the cultures and identities of African diaspora communities, and probes the relevance and usefulness of identity markers such as country of origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic/heritage language and mother tongue. Current cultural frames of identity representation have so far failed to capture the complexities of everyday lived experiences of transnational individuals and groups. Therefore by drawing on fresh concepts and recent empirical evidence, this book invites the reader to revisit and rethink the vocabularies that we use to look at identity categories such as race, culture, language, ethnicity, nationality, and citizenship, and introduces a new language nesting model of diaspora identity. This book will be of great interest to all students of migration, diaspora, African and Australian studies.

Uncommodified Blackness

Author: Mandisi Majavu
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319513257
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Uncommodified Blackness from the Author: Mandisi Majavu. This book is a study of the lived experience of African men in Australia and New Zealand. The author employs a relational account of racism which foregrounds how the colonial shaped the contemporary, with the settler states of contemporary Australia and New Zealand having been moulded by their colonial histories. Uncommodified Blackness examines the changing racial conditions in Australia and New Zealand, inspired by the view that as racial conditions change globally, prevailing racial modalities in these two countries must be reexamined and theory must be developed or revised as appropriate. Students and scholars across a range of social science disciplines will find this book of interest, particularly those with an interest in refugees, immigration, race and masculinity.

The Oxford Handbook Of Language And Society

Author: Ofelia Garcia
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190212896
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The Oxford Handbook Of Language And Society from the Author: Ofelia Garcia. This Oxford Handbook challenges basic concepts that have informed the study of sociolinguistics since its inception in the 1960s. In 27 chapters, the book challenges the modernist positivist perspective of the field that has treated languages and speech communities as bounded and the idealized native speaker as the ultimate authority. Instead, it offers a critical poststructuralist perspective that examines the socio-historical context that led to the emergence of dominant sociolinguistic concepts and develops new theoretical and methodological tools that challenge these dominant concepts. The contributors to this volume take this critical poststructuralist perspective as a starting point for engaging in explorations of a range of sociolinguistic topics including language variation, language ideologies, bi/multilingualism, language policy, linguistic landscapes and multimodality. Each of the contributors provides a critical overview of the limits of modernist positivist perspectives on their topic and offer ways of theorizing and researching their topic in ways that are aligned with a critical poststructuralist perspective. The book also provides a global perspective on these issues with contributors focused on North and South America, Europe, Australia, and Africa. Together, the interdisciplinary and global contributions reveal the limits of conventional approaches to sociolinguistics and offer a glimpse into directions for the future of the field.

The Social And Political History Of Southern Africa S Languages

Author: Tomasz Kamusella
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137015934
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The Social And Political History Of Southern Africa S Languages from the Author: Tomasz Kamusella. This book is the first to offer an interdisciplinary and comprehensive reference work on the often-marginalised languages of southern Africa. The authors analyse a range of different concepts and questions, including language and sociality, social and political history, multilingual government, and educational policies. In doing so, they present significant original research, ensuring that the work will remain a key reference point for the subject. This ambitious and wide-ranging edited collection will appeal to students and scholars of southern African languages, sociolinguistics, history and politics.

South Sudanese Diaspora In Australia And New Zealand

Author: Jay Marlowe
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443868671
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South Sudanese Diaspora In Australia And New Zealand from the Author: Jay Marlowe. Since 1996, approximately 30,000 South Sudanese people have immigrated to Australia and New Zealand via humanitarian pathways. This text offers insight into these associated communities’ resettlement experiences and provides a broader sociological context in which the South Sudanese diaspora can be seen within global migration studies. The text’s strength is its close relationship to the work of culturally and disciplinarily diverse scholars bringing contemporary research on South Sudanese resettlement together in one book. This collection provides: • Contemporary research that critically examines the experiences of South Sudanese settlement and its associated successes, concerns and challenges; • Social, theoretical, historical and policy implications associated with resettlement; • An informed and reflective focus on substantive resettlement issues such as education, health, housing, Australian and customary law, employment, integration and discrimination; • Current demographics of the South Sudanese not available elsewhere. The South Sudanese community is one of Australia’s fastest growing new populations, and yet there are limited understandings of their experiences, concerns, aspirations and the associated implications for being able to meaningfully participate in Australian and New Zealand public life. This edited text provides a focused collection of research by established and emerging researchers who offer insight into the complexities, opportunities and challenges related to the lived experiences of resettlement.

Australian Sociology

Author: David Holmes
Publisher: Pearson Australia
ISBN: 1486007201
Size: 60.28 MB
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Australian Sociology from the Author: David Holmes. Australian Sociology 4e provides a concise and current introduction to the field of Sociology, through an analysis of Australian society. In doing so, it draws on a diverse range of perspectives as well as a myriad of topics that go to issues at the core of Australian social life. Our ever-changing society presents continuing challenges to sociological analysis. This new edition of Australian Sociology sets out to document these many changes, while retaining an organised analysis required of an introductory overview of Australian society.

African Transnational Diasporas

Author: D. Pasura
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137326573
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African Transnational Diasporas from the Author: D. Pasura. Pasura proposes a framework for understanding African diasporas as core, epistemic, dormant and silent diasporas. The book explores the origin, formation and performance of the Zimbabwean transnational diaspora in Britain and examines how the diaspora is constituted in the hostland and how it maintains connections with the homeland.

Encyclopedia Of The African Diaspora Origins Experiences And Culture 3 Volumes

Author: Carole Elizabeth Boyce Davies
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851097058
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Encyclopedia Of The African Diaspora Origins Experiences And Culture 3 Volumes from the Author: Carole Elizabeth Boyce Davies. The authoritative source for information on the people, places, and events of the African Diaspora, spanning five continents and five centuries. • More than 500 A–Z entries • Contributions from hundreds of leading scholars • Maps showing key locations in the African Diaspora

The African Diaspora In Canada

Author: Wisdom Tettey
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
ISBN: 1552381757
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The African Diaspora In Canada from the Author: Wisdom Tettey. With transnational migration reaching unprecedented levels in Canada, the need for new trajectories of intercultural understanding and minority-relevant policy has never been greater. Through an interdisciplinary approach, these essays provide readings of how the social structures of Canada and of the respective countries of origin -- including their ethnicity, ancestry, and lineage -- interact to shape the identities, expectations, and aspirations of African Canadians.