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Uncertain Lives free pdf Uncertain Lives is the first book to examine the impact of neoliberal policies on everyday life in Australia. Going beyond the discussions of multiculturalism that dominated the 1980s and 1990s, Uncertain Lives examines the persistence of race and racism in the Australian experience. While the governments of John Howard followed the rhetoric of neoliberalism in suggesting that market forces dominated social relations, in reality the racism that had been founded in the White Australia policy became again increasingly acceptable, and accepted, in a society no longer subject to the values of multiculturalism. Uncertain Lives tracks this racism from its pervasiveness in everyday life to the ways race influenced decisions about who would, and would not, be allowed into Australia. From discussions of asylum seekers to migrants to the ways that thinking about the border itself has been transformed, Uncertain Lives charts the recent history of the Australian experience. Uncertain Lives ranges over events such as the Cronulla Riots of 2005 and the 2006 Beaconsfield mine rescue and uses a variety of recent films to highlight the impact of race in a society where liberal and social democratic values have been replaced by neoliberal ideology.

About Jon Stratton

Jon Stratton is Professor of Cultural Studies at Curtin University, Perth, Australia. Jon has published widely in cultural studies, Jewish studies, popular music studies and Australian studies. Uncertain Lives updates his discussion of Australian multiculturalism in Race Daze: Australia in Identity Crisis (1998).

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Author : Jon Stratton
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Data Published : 01 October 2011
ISBN : 1443833010
EAN : 9781443833011
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 265 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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