Culture Wars: Liberalism, Hospitality and Sovereignty

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Show simple item record Kelly, EK 2012-02-02T11:05:52Z 2007-01
dc.identifier.citation Borderlands E-Journal, 2007, 6 (3), pp. 1 - ?
dc.identifier.issn 1447-0810
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
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.
dc.publisher Borderlands
dc.title Culture Wars: Liberalism, Hospitality and Sovereignty
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Borderlands E-Journal
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.volume 6
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage en_US FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 2002 Cultural Studies
dc.personcode 111692
dc.percentage 100 en_US Cultural Studies 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 Australian Politics, Culture Wars, Refugees, Indigenous Australia
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - TransForming Cultures
utslib.copyright.status Open Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
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