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Difference and diversity in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Post-neoliberal constructions of the ideal ethnic citizen

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dc.contributor.author Simon-Kumar, Rachel
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-06T23:59:36Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-06T23:59:36Z
dc.date.copyright 2012-12-04
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Simon-Kumar, R. (2012). Difference and diversity in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Post-neoliberal constructions of the ideal ethnic citizen. Ethnicities, published online 4 December 2012. en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn 1468-7968
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10289/6934
dc.description.abstract In the last decade, the political rhetoric around citizenship for ethnic minority groups, particularly recent migrants, in Aotearoa/New Zealand has been influenced by two dominant paradigms. In the wake of the post-neoliberalism advanced by the Fifth Labour Government (1999–2008) and the efforts to build an inclusive state, the idea of the ‘active citizen’ has evolved, encouraging ethnic migrants to contribute to their own communities and to a wider New Zealand identity. Equally, broader discourses on the recognition of group-based citizenship have helped ethnic communities in securing a multicultural framing of social rights. Based on qualitative analysis of interview and policy documents, this paper argues that the active citizen and the rights-bearing citizen emerge from discrete paradigms that reveal a fundamental tension between policy-centred celebration of diversity and the political recognition of difference. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Sage en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartof Ethnicities
dc.subject active citizen en_NZ
dc.subject Aotearoa/New Zealand en_NZ
dc.subject difference en_NZ
dc.subject diversity en_NZ
dc.subject ethnic migrants en_NZ
dc.subject multicultural en_NZ
dc.subject post-neoliberal en_NZ
dc.title Difference and diversity in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Post-neoliberal constructions of the ideal ethnic citizen en_NZ
dc.type Journal Article en_NZ
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1468796812466374 en_NZ


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