Framing Australianness: Is there room for the cosmopolitan?

Catherine Ruth Austin

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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How is globalisation affecting how Australianness is framed in the public sphere? This question is considered through different empirical lenses in the five articles constituting the core of this 'thesis by publication'. Thematic and frame analysis are used to explore political parties' Facebook pages, political cartoons challenging the notion of 'Team Australia', blogs about the 'unAustralian', and submissions to an expert panel on asylum seekers. Conclusions include that Australian identity remains prominent in public discourse, that it is framed in largely exclusionary and traditional terms. and that civic and ethno-nationalist versions remain, but are imbricated, and joined by cosmopolitan nationalism.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date26 Aug 2016
Publication statusUnpublished - 2016


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