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Visibly different : face, place and race in Australia

Author: Maureen Perkins
Publisher: Bern ; Oxford : Peter Lang, 2007.
Series: , v. 2.'">Studies in Asia-Pacific "mixed race", v. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Despite a century of major migration trends, the dominant 'white' cultures of many countries still assume that culture and colour are inextricably linked. The life narratives in this book will help readers to understand how it feels to be judged racially, even when your language and culture are the same as the 'mainstream'.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maureen Perkins
ISBN: 9783039113231 3039113232
OCLC Number: 124026646
Description: 186 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Visibly different : face, place and race in Australia --
Lubra lips, lubra lips: reflections on my face --
Desolate lonliness of racial passing --
But who are you really? --
Rehearsing multiple identities --
Being Eurasian --
'Where are you coming from, Sir? --
Hyphenated realities: growing up in an Indian-American-Bruneian Baha'i in 'multicultural Australia --
Alien Asian in the Australian Nation --
Between Asia and the West.
Series Title: Studies in Asia-Pacific "mixed race", v. 2.
Responsibility: Maureen Perkins (ed.).

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Despite a century of major migration trends, the dominant 'white' cultures of many countries still assume that culture and colour are inextricably linked. The life narratives in this book will help readers to understand how it feels to be judged racially, even when your language and culture are the same as the 'mainstream'.

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