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Becoming an African Diaspora in Australia: Language, Culture, Identity
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Finex Ndhlovu
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Becoming an African Diaspora in Australia: Language, Culture, Identity

Finex Ndhlovu


Palgrave Macmillan

Migration, immigration & emigration;
Ethnic minorities & multicultural studies


225 pages

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Becoming an African Diaspora in Australia extends debates on identities, cultures and notions of race and racism into new directions as it analyses the forms of interactional identities of African migrants in Australia. It de-naturalises the commonplace assumptions and imaginations about the cultures and identities of African diaspora communities, and probes the relevance and usefulness of identity markers such as country of origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic/heritage language and mother tongue. Current cultural frames of identity representation have so far failed to capture the complexities of everyday lived experiences of transnational individuals and groups. Therefore by drawing on fresh concepts and recent empirical evidence, this book invites the reader to revisit and rethink the vocabularies that we use to look at identity categories such as race, culture, language, ethnicity, nationality, and citizenship, and introduces a new language nesting model of diaspora identity. This book will be of great interest to all students of migration, diaspora, African and Australian studies.

By:   Finex Ndhlovu
Imprint:   Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   4.041kg
ISBN:   9781137414311
ISBN 10:   1137414316
Pages:   225
Publication Date:   July 2014
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Finex Ndhlovu is Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the University of New England, Australia. Finex has held teaching and research positions at the University of Fort Hare in South Africa, Victoria University in Melbourne and Midlands State University in Zimbabwe. His major publications include The Politics of Language and Nation Building in Zimbabwe and Nationalism Matters: The African National Project in an Age of Globalisation.

'Theoretically, Ndhlovu's argument broadens how we conceptualize diversity, and moreover, it deepens theories of migration and diaspora studies.' - Ethnic and Racial Studies

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