Asian Australian Citizenship as a Frame Enactment in the Parlimentary 'First Speech'

Kwok, Jen Tsen (2006) Asian Australian Citizenship as a Frame Enactment in the Parlimentary 'First Speech'. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 27 1&2: 187-211.


Author Kwok, Jen Tsen
Title Asian Australian Citizenship as a Frame Enactment in the Parlimentary 'First Speech'
Journal name Journal of Intercultural Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0725-6868
1469-9540
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/07256860600608007
Volume 27
Issue 1&2
Start page 187
End page 211
Total pages 25
Editor A. Harris
J. van Bommel
M. V. Ure
Place of publication Oxford
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
Abstract The parliamentary first speech is a site of discursive privilege that offers each parliamentarian an opportunity to articulate the principles and aspirations that underpin her or his entry into public life. When utilised by parliamentarians of Asian Australian backgrounds, these speeches embody a unique opportunity to comprehend how ethnic identity is performed amidst the numerous, competing interests by which legislators are bound and challenged. The construction and representation of Asian Australian identity in these contexts provide a fascinating opportunity to understand the junctures between ethnicity and Australian citizenship. This essay explores how Asian Australians may be subject to forms of 'coercive mimeticism' in certain social sites, and also how these hegemonic pressures may simultaneously present 'frames of enactment' through their performance.
Q-Index Code C1

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