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The teeth are smiling : the persistence of racism in multicultural Australia / edited by Ellie Vasta and Stephen Castles. (1996)

Authors: Vasta, Ellie (Ed.), Vasta, Ellie., Castles, Stephen.
Publisher:St Leonards, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin,
  • There are 108 copies of this book in other libraries
  • and 109 copies of this specific edition.
  • Vasta, Ellie (Ed.)
Content Types:
  • text
Carrier Types:
  • volume
Physical Description:
  • xi, 219 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Studies in society
  • Studies in society
  • Studies in society (Sydney, N.S.W.)
  • Studies in society (Sydney, N.S.W.)
  • At the beginning of the twentieth century, Australian treatment of Aboriginal people and immigrants was unashamedly racist. We have come a long way since then. Overtly racist laws and policies have been abolished and replaced with inclusionary multicultural policies. Most Australians now see themselves as willing to give everyone a fair go, whatever their colour, culture or origins. But has multiculturalism really eliminated racism? Or does it persist in more subtle forms? The Teeth Are Smiling argues that official anti-racism is often only superficial and masks the continuing reality of racism in the labour market, education, the media, policing and even in multicultural policies themselves.
  • The Teeth Are Smiling draws on recent international research to explain the persistence of racism, showing how slogans of tolerance and equality often reflect a move from biological to cultural ideologies of difference. Racism is also linked to globalisation and economic restructuring. With contributions from some of Australia's foremost analysts of intercultural relations, The teeth are smiling is essential reading for anyone interested in issues of social justice and equality.
  • 1. Introduction: Multicultural or multi-racist Australia? /​ Stephen Castles and Ellie Vasta
  • 2. The racisms of globalisation /​ Stephen Castles
  • 3. Dialectics of domination: Racism and multiculturalism /​Ellie Vasta
  • 4. The changing political economy of Australian racism /​ Jock Collins
  • 5. Mis/​taken identity /​ Wendy Holland
  • 6. Aboriginal Rural Education Program: A case study in anti-racist strategies /​ Carol Reid and Wendy Holland
  • 7. Liberal multiculturalism's 'NESB Women': A South Asian post-colonial feminist perspective on the liberal impoverishment of 'difference' /​ Kalpana Ram
  • 8. Signs of the time: Race, sex and media representations /​ Jeannie Martin
  • 9. Police racism: Experiences and reforms /​ Janet Chan
  • 10. Racism, reorientation and the cultural politics of Asia-Australia relations /​Fazal Rizvi.
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  • Includes index.
  • Bibliography: p. 193-210.
  • English
  • 1864480556 :
Dewey Number:
  • 305.800994
Libraries Australia ID:
  • 11954703
  • 11954703
Contributed by:
  • Libraries Australia

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