Identities, Aspirations and Belonging of Cosmopolitan Youth in Australia

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Show simple item record Collins, John en_US Reid, Carol en_US Fabiansson, Charlotte en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2012-10-12T03:35:16Z 2012-10-12T03:35:16Z 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2011004270 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Collins Jock, Reid Carol, and Fabiansson Charlotte 2011, 'Identities, Aspirations and Belonging of Cosmopolitan Youth in Australia', UTS ePress, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 92-107. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1837-5391 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract This article presents the results of a survey of the attitudes, aspirations and belonging of mainly immigrant minority youth living in Western and south western Sydney conducted in 2007 to provide some evidence to contest the populist view of immigrant youth as being a threat to Australian society. Rather the survey points to the very positive aspirations of Sydney?s immigrant youth, their strong sense of having a positive future role in Australian society, their sense of belonging and ownership of their neighbourhood. They live connected lives, with multicultural friendship networks rather than living their lives parallel to and separate from other youth. Only one in three surveyed identify as `Australian?, with most offering some hybrid-Australian identity. This finding worried the Australian government, who did not give publication approval of the research until late 2010. The paper argues that a more cosmopolitan approach to multiculturalism would assist in valuing the globalised, fluid, hybrid identities of immigrant youth and assist in relieving the nationalist anxieties about Australian cultural, linguistic and cultural diversity. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher UTS ePress en_US
dc.title Identities, Aspirations and Belonging of Cosmopolitan Youth in Australia en_US
dc.parent Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal en_US
dc.journal.volume 3 en_US
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 92 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 107 en_US BUS.Faculty of Business en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 160800 en_US
dc.personcode 774101 en_US
dc.personcode 0000027212 en_US
dc.personcode Q000071 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Sociology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Immigrant youth; identity; belonging; aspirations; cosmopolitanism; multiculturalism en_US

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