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Universal processes of cultural change: Reflections on the identity strategies of Indian and Australian youth

Butcher, Melissa (2004). Universal processes of cultural change: Reflections on the identity strategies of Indian and Australian youth. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 25(3) pp. 215–231.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0725686042000315731
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Abstract

This paper explores the universality of processes of cultural change by comparing identity narratives of young people living in periods of intense social and personal transformation in India and Australia. The responses of Indian youth to economic liberalisation in that country and the generational experiences of young people from migrant backgrounds in Sydney highlights that, despite different contexts, common responses to change appear in the processes of identity re-evaluation and in the creation and consumption of strategies of identity. These processes revolve around the tensions of difference and continuity, managing hybridity and the reconciliation of 'being in-between'.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0725-6868
Keywords: identity; culture; migration; india; australia; globalisation;
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Geography
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 16481
Depositing User: Melissa Butcher
Date Deposited: 28 May 2009 10:12
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2012 15:21
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/16481
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