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Title From migrant to citizen [electronic resource] : testing language, testing culture / editedby Christina Slade and Martina M©·ollering
Imprint Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
book jacket
Descript xix, 279 p. : ill
Series Language and globalization
Language and globalization
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
PART I: CITIZENSHIP IN AUSTRALIA: FROM EMPIRE TO MULTICULTURAL STATEAND BACK -- Shifting Landscapes of Citizenship; C.Slade -- Citizenshipand Language Tests: Law and History / A.Buck & C.Frew -- Australian Citizenship in the Twenty-First Century: Historical Perspectives / A.Holland -- From Virtues to Values: Conceptions of Australian Citizenship / I.Tregenza -- The Value of Values? DebatingIdentity, Citizenship and Multiculturalism in Contemporary Australia / L.Cox -- PART II: CROSS-NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON CITIZENSHIP: A CONVERGENCE OF TESTING REGIMES? --Citizenship Testing in the Anglophone Countries: UK, Canada, USA / M.Hargreaves -- Civic Integration in the Netherlands / C.Slade -- The Changing Scope of German Citizenship: From 'guest-worker' to citizen? / M.Mullering -- 'Do I feel Australian? No you tell me': Debating the Introduction of the Australian -- Formal Citizenship Test / E.Farrell -- PARTIII: CITIZENSHIP TESTS UNDER REVISION: PHILOSOPHICAL IMPLICATIONS AND POPULARATTITUDES -- Citizenship and Identity: A Philosophical Perspective / C.Mackenzie -- Nativism as Citizenship: Immigration, Economic Hardship and the Politics of the Right / M.Goot & I.Watson -- From Earningthe Privilege of Citizenship to Understanding its Responsibilities: AnUpdate on Australian Citizenship Testing / M.Mullering & L.Silaghi
Electronic reproduction. Basingstoke, England : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Mode of access:World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on July 14, 2010). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions
In this examination of the Australian debate on citizenship tests inits historical and international context, linguists, lawyers and historians, political theorists and philosophers draw out themes of identityand cultural belonging underlying the political rhetoric of testing new citizens' knowledge of the language and culture of a nation. Divided into three parts From Migrant to Citizen - explores the historical background which Australian citizenship testing shares with other nations ofthe British colonies. - provides cross-national perspectives on citizenship by examining the proliferation of new tests for citizenship in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany and in Australia. - discusses philosophical implications and popular attitudes towards the new testing regimes by discussing debates about identity, values and nation and the implications for Australia and for thewider international community
"Citizenship is highly topical and relevant to a number of disciplines including law, politics and sociology. What can a linguistic study contribute to the debate? In this impressive volume a combination of theorists -- linguists, historians and lawyers -- address the subject of citizenship testing in language proficiency and 'cultural' knowledge"-- Provided by publisher
Link Original 9780230576339 0230576338 (DLC) 2010004787 (OCoLC)317926654
Subject Language and languages -- Ability testing
Language policy
Immigrants -- Language
Immigrants -- Cultural assimilation
Citizenship -- Australia
Electronic books. local
Alt Author Slade, Christina
M©·ollering, Martina
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