Migration, Belonging and the Nation State

Migration, Belonging and the Nation State


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781443820813
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Pages: 195
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dr. Alperhan Babacan is Program Director of the Juris Doctor Program at RMIT University. Alperhan holds degrees in law and political science and a PhD from RMIT University. He has previously worked in the public and private sectors, either as a researcher or lawyer, and has written widely on human rights law, comparative asylum and refugee policy, international law, counter terrorism, citizenship and human security. Professor Supriya Singh is Professor of Sociology of Communications, at RMIT University. She leads the Community Sustainability Program of the Global Cities Research Institute and leads RMIT Business' research with the Smart Services Co-operative Research Centre. Supriya brings together expertise in the sociology of money and banking; globalisation, migration and remittances; and the use of new communications technologies within the social and cultural context.

Table of Contents

Introduction Alperhan Babacan Supriya Singh 1

Chapter 1 Immigration, Nation State and Belonging Hurriyet Babacan 7

Chapter 2 Contesting Belonging: Asylum Seekers and the Australian State Alperhan Babacan 31

Chapter 3 Restoring the Rights of Asylum Seekers in Australia Linda Briskman 43

Chapter 4 Crisis of Community in the Era of Mobility? Transnational and Belonging Val Colic-Peisker 63

Chapter 5 Remittances as a Medium of Relationship and Belonging Supriya Singh Anuja Cabraal Shanthi Robertson 85

Chapter 6 Migration and Belonging: Brown Muslim Women's Experience in Australia Tahmina Rashid 105

Chapter 7 Abiding by Malaysia: Mediating Belonging through Cultural Contestations Yaso Nadarajah 133

Chapter 8 Beyond Divisive Nationalisms in Sri Lanka: Some New Perspectives on Identity and Democracy in the "Hybrid Island" Martin Mulligan 157

Editors and Contributors 183

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