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Social Change & Cultural Transformation in Australia

Paperback|Apr 1995
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The face of Australian society has been transformed since World War II with the arrival of more than one hundred different ethnic groups. During the 1980s 'multicultural' became the term used to describe this new society. While hundreds of reports,...


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The face of Australian society has been transformed since World War II with the arrival of more than one hundred different ethnic groups. During the 1980s 'multicultural' became the term used to describe this new society. While hundreds of reports, surveys and books have been devoted to analysing multiculturalism, few studies have looked systematically at the impact of ethnic diversity on Australian culture and institutions. This book looks beyond the rhetoric of multiculturalism. It examines social and cultural change since the 1940s, arguing that while the population has become ethnically and culturally diverse, Australia's power structures have remained monocultural, drawing mainly from the British inheritance. An intelligently written polemic, this book gives a picture of Australia in the 1990s quite different to that presented by many other writers and commentators. Much of its theoretical argument, as well as its empirical findings, will be relevant to readers interested in other societies of cultural diversity.
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Social Change and Cultural Transformation in Australia looks beyond the rhetoric of multiculturalism. It is one of the few studies to analyse systematically the impact of ethnic diversity on Australian culture and institutions. It examines social and cultural change since the 1940s, arguing that although the population has become diverse, Australia's power structures have remained monocultural, drawing from the British inheritance. Unless these institutions are transformed to reflect a multicultural population, the authors claim that Australia will be weakened socially and economically. An intelligently written polemic, the author gives a picture of Australia in the 1990s quite unlike anything presented by other writers and commentators.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Social Change And Culture In Contemporary Societies
  • 3. Social Change And Culture In Australia
  • 4. Immigration And Cultural Diversity
  • 5. The Australian Multicultural Experiment
  • 6. Cultural Diversity And Class Inequality
  • 7. Religious Diversity In A 'christian' Country
  • 8. Cultural Transformation And Its Effects
  • 9. The Monocultural Resistance To Change
  • 10. Cultural Transformation: Australian Search For Identity
  • 11. Culture, Change And Social Life
  • Bibliography
  • Index.

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