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'They're Coming': Precarity and the white nation fantasy among South African migrants in Melbourne

Abstract:

This paper explores the social reproduction of precarity among white South African migrants in Australia. Building on Griffiths and Prozesky’s elucidation of the white South African imaginary and its role in triggering emigration, we draw on ethnographic data on white South Africans living in Melbourne to argue that our informants reproduce what Hage terms a ‘white nation fantasy’. In documenting the ways our informants’ migration experiences can be read as a function of a threatened social i...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1177/1468796816653626

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Green Templeton College
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Publisher:
SAGE Publisher's website
Journal:
Ethnicities Journal website
Volume:
17
Issue:
1
Pages:
3-22
Publication date:
2016
Acceptance date:
2016-06-15
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EISSN:
1741-2706
ISSN:
1468-7968
Pubs id:
pubs:638645
URN:
uri:fb724404-d66c-4b22-ac7d-886999611db3
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fb724404-d66c-4b22-ac7d-886999611db3
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pubs:638645

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