Governance and Multiculturalism

The White Elephant of Social Construction and Cultural Identities

Authors: Koerner, Catherine, Pillay, Soma

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  • Unique methodology to illustrate the dynamics between social constructs of race and identity, multiculturalism, and governance
  • Examines the perspective of the rural “white” Australian, whereas most previous studies have focused on the urban context
  • Explores trends in configurations of Australian identity, with practical implications for policy makers and government
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A key intervention in the growing critical literature on race, this volume examines the social construction of race in contemporary Australia through the lenses of Indigenous sovereignty, nationhood, and whiteness. Informed by insights from white Australians in rural contexts, Koerner and Pillay attempt to answer how race shapes those who identify as white Australian; how those who self-identify thusly relate to the nation, multiculturalism, and Indigenous Sovereignties; and how white Australians understand and experience their own racialized position and its privilege. This “insider perspective” on the continuing construction of whiteness in Australia is analyzed and challenged through Indigenous Sovereign theoretical standpoints and voices. Ultimately, this investigation of the social construction of race not only extends conceptualizations of multiculturalism, but also informs governance policy in the light of changing national identity.

About the authors

Catherine Koerner is Academic Lecturer in Development Studies, Community and Human Services at Federation University, Australia. Her research includes colonialism/post-colonialism, hate-speech, identity, and Indigenous relations.

Soma Pillay is Senior Lecturer in Management at Federation University, Australia. Her research interests bridge cross-cultural studies, ethics, and public sector governance.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Governance and Multiculturalism
Book Subtitle
The White Elephant of Social Construction and Cultural Identities
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-23740-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-23740-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-23739-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 284
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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