Identities, Aspirations and Belonging of Cosmopolitan Youth in Australia

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dc.contributor.author Collins, J
dc.contributor.author Reid, C
dc.contributor.author Fabiansson, C
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:35:16Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01
dc.identifier.citation Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2011, 3 (3), pp. 92 - 107
dc.identifier.issn 1837-5391
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18975
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 Sydneys 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.
dc.publisher UTS ePress
dc.title Identities, Aspirations and Belonging of Cosmopolitan Youth in Australia
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 92 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 107 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.Faculty of Business en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1608 Sociology
dc.personcode 774101
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Sociology 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 Immigrant youth; identity; belonging; aspirations; cosmopolitanism; multiculturalism en_US
dc.description.keywords Performance Liquid-Chromatography
dc.description.keywords Principal-Components-Analysis
dc.description.keywords Raman-Spectroscopy
dc.description.keywords Paper
dc.description.keywords Differentiation
dc.description.keywords Classification
dc.description.keywords Intelligence
dc.description.keywords Dyes
dc.description.keywords Methodology
dc.description.keywords Document
dc.description.keywords Immigrant youth
dc.description.keywords identity
dc.description.keywords belonging
dc.description.keywords aspirations
dc.description.keywords cosmopolitanism
dc.description.keywords multiculturalism
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business/School of Management
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Cosmopolitan Civil Societies
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)
utslib.collection.history School of Management (ID: 329)


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