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Belonging and Becoming in a Multicultural World: Refugee Youth and the Pursuit of Identity
by Laura Moran
Rutgers University Press, 2020
Paper: 978-1-9788-0305-3 | Cloth: 978-1-9788-0306-0 | eISBN: 978-1-9788-0309-1
Library of Congress Classification HV640.4.A78
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.235086914099

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Children and youth are front and center in the context of global mass migration and the social discord around questions of multicultural inclusion that it often ignites. Imprecise portrayals of their inclination to either embrace diversity or to incite racism are used to exemplify both the success and failures of the multicultural project. In the context of young people’s heightened politicization, Belonging and Becoming in a Multicultural World, shifts the focus to a group of Sudanese and Karen refugee youth’s own insights, explanations and practices as they attempt to create a sense of identity and belonging in Australia. These young people engage race, racism and national identity in creative and unexpected ways as they are confronted with the social and moral implications of multiculturalism.
 

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