Australia, sociocultural overviews: Australian settler society

Peace, Adrian (2015). Australia, sociocultural overviews: Australian settler society. In International encyclopedia of the social and behavioral sciences 2nd ed. (pp. 239-244) Oxford, United Kingdom: Elsevier.

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Author Peace, Adrian
Title of chapter Australia, sociocultural overviews: Australian settler society
Title of book International encyclopedia of the social and behavioral sciences
Place of Publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Chapter in reference work, encyclopaedia, manual or handbook
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Year available 2015
Edition 2nd
ISBN 9780080970868
9780080970875
Start page 239
End page 244
Total pages 6
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
When global surveys detail the countries to which people would most like to migrate, Australia consistently emerges at the top of the league table, or very near to it. The grounds on which these global judgments are arrived at are never made clear. But it is assuredly the case that Australia's international image is that of a properous, stable, and successfully multicultural nation. It is seen as forward- rather than backward- looking, notably free from the historical enmities and enduring conflicts which afflict other, late capitalist societies. Broadly speaking, this assessment is accurate enough, but Australia is an increasingly complex society in which less progressive cultural features are discretely hidden from view.
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