Culture Wars: Liberalism, Hospitality and Sovereignty

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dc.contributor.author Kelly, Elaine en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:05:52Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T11:05:52Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2010001935 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Kelly Elaine 2007, 'Culture Wars: Liberalism, Hospitality and Sovereignty', Borderlands, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 1 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1447-0810 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/16061
dc.description.abstract This paper offers an exploration of the interrelation of (neo)liberalism, hospitality and state sovereignty. This is done in the context of the 'cultural wars' which, I argue, is the site in and through which the Howard Liberal Coalition government promotes a teleological grand narrative underpinned by whiteness. In this paper I contend that whiteness is the overriding project concerned with the renewal of white social and economic privilege and power; racelessness is the mechanism of disavowing race as significant to, in this instance, liberalism. Liberalism is positioned as the end point and racelessness its outcome in politics and culture. Against this logic, this paper examines the constitutive racism of liberalism under the Howard government and the implications of the disavowal of this racism for practices of hospitality toward asylum seekers and migrants. By promoting liberalism as universal, innocent and unmarked by race relations, the Howard government has been able to reconfigure public debate, policy and law. Liberalism as unmarked veils over the perpetuation of racial hierarchies and disguises the racial implications of policy and law attached to a (neo)liberal agenda. In this sense, we cannot narrate neo-liberalism as a radical aberration of liberalism thus positing liberalism as innocent or distinct from racial violences. I contend that contemporary forms of liberalism are concerned with reconsolidating the group rights of whites to the exclusion of Indigenous sovereignty. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Borderlands en_US
dc.title Culture Wars: Liberalism, Hospitality and Sovereignty en_US
dc.parent Borderlands E-Journal en_US
dc.journal.volume 6 en_US
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 200200 en_US
dc.personcode 111692 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Cultural Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Australian Politics, Culture Wars, Refugees, Indigenous Australia en_US
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dc.staffid 111692 en_US


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