Multilingual Matters Ltd, 1984, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition
VIII, 150 pages, includes bibliography, index. The original dust jacket is lightly sunned on the front panel. There is a gift inscription dated 1987 on the front endpage. The book came from the estate of Marta Rado, a linguist at Latrobe University. Given that the authors are senior lecturers in education at Latrobe University, it is quite possible that this book was given by them to Marta. This book analyses the career of the concept of multiculturalism and the policies which have been associated with that concept in Australia. The central task is the development of a theoretical framework which has the power to generate understandings of such critical issues as the role of the State in shaping multiculturalism and the use of multiculturalism as an instrument of social control. Beginning with a systematic examination of the history of Australian immigration policies from 1945 to 1972, the book then proceeds to a more detailed analysis of the emergence and institutionalisation of the concept of multiculturalism in the 1970s and 1980s. There follows a series of case studies in media, education, and the law which illustrate dilemmas operating in the conceptualisation and policy implementation of multiculturalism. The book is built around a theoretical framework which uses concepts from a sociology of knowledge in the sociology of culture including construction of public knowledge, ideology, hegemony, systems management and class relationships. Applying this framework to the strain context leads us to conclude that a paradigmatic shift towards a notion of "beyond multiculturalism" is needed. The final chapter presents a preliminary sketch of what might be involved in moving "beyond multiculturalism". -- rear panel blurb Size: 8vo - over 7�" - 9�" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; History -- Australia; Australiana; ISBN: 0905028376. ISBN/EAN: 9780905028378. Inventory No: 0213614.