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Becoming an African diaspora in Australia : language, culture, identity / Finex Ndhlovu, University of New England, Australia
Bib ID 6539186
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Ndhlovu, Finex, 1970- author
 
Description Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014 
xiv, 225 pages ; 23 cm 
ISBN 1137414316
9781137414311
Summary

"Becoming an African Diaspora in Australia extends debates on identities, cultures and notions of race and racism into new directions as it analyses the forms of interactional identities of African migrants in Australia. It de-naturalises the commonplace assumptions and imaginations about the cultures and identities of African diaspora communities, and probes the relevance and usefulness of identity markers such as country of origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic/heritage language and mother tongue. Current cultural frames of identity representation have so far failed to capture the complexities of everyday lived experiences of transnational individuals and groups. Therefore by drawing on fresh concepts and recent empirical evidence, this book invites the reader to revisit and rethink the vocabularies that we use to look at identity categories such as race, culture, language, ethnicity, nationality, and citizenship, and introduces a new language nesting model of diaspora identity. This book will be of great interest to all students of migration, diaspora, African and Australian studies"--

Full contents
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1. Introduction and Conceptual Issues2. Language and Identity in Australian Immigration Policy3. Language(s) and Nationality: Prime Markers of Diaspora Identities?4. Belonging and Attitudes toward Migrant Heritage Languages5. Too Tall, Too Dark to be Australian6. Being and Becoming Australian7. Language Practices in Regional Settings
  • The Language Nesting Model8. Conclusion: Alternative Imaginations of Diasporas
  • Insights from Decoloniality.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects African diaspora.  |  Africans -- Australia.  |  Blacks -- Race identity -- Australia.  |  Australia -- Race relations.  |  Australian

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