History and governmentality in the Australian citizenship test

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dc.contributor.author Chisari, Maria en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-03T01:26:19Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-03T01:26:19Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier 2012002956 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Chisari, Maria 2012, 'History and governmentality in the Australian citizenship test', Continuum, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 157-168. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1030-4312 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/23382
dc.description.abstract In its final year in office, the Howard government introduced a citizenship test in order to determine if migrants and refugees could become Australian citizens. Prospective citizens prepared for the test by studying the contents of the resource booklet, Becoming an Australian Citizen. A signi?cant part of the booklet?s content dealt with the subject of Australian history, a new form of assessable knowledge that test candidates needed to learn in order to be considered as citizens that could embrace the Australian way of life. Yet, although the history section made up 37% of the booklet?s content, the use of Australian history in the citizenship test has not been extensively researched. Most work has focused on the inclusion of Australian values as essential knowledge required. A genealogical analysis enables us to see the test as a particular technology of power whereby the test provides a particular account of Australian history which citizens-to-be must be familiar with and place themselves in relationship to, in order to pass the Australian citizenship test and hence be considered as `model? Australian citizens. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10304312.2012.630148 en_US
dc.title History and governmentality in the Australian citizenship test en_US
dc.parent Continuum en_US
dc.journal.volume 26 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 157 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 168 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 106029 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
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dc.description.keywords NA en_US
dc.staffid 106029 en_US

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