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dc.contributor.authorCalcutt, Lynetteen_US
dc.contributor.authorWoodward, Ianen_US
dc.contributor.authorSkrbis, Zlatkoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:25:01Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:25:01Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-06-09T07:35:04Z
dc.identifier.issn1440-7833en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1440783309103344en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30000
dc.description.abstractThe Australian cosmopolitan is an important symbolic figure in popular discourse and the political landscape. Regardless of the actual scope and scale of 'cosmopolitanness' in Australia, the spectre of cosmopolitanism, and its close relatives such as tolerance of diversity or openness to difference, is a powerful figure in contemporary culture. The cosmopolitan willingness to accommodate otherness is perceived as a betrayal of Australian culture, yet continuing high levels of immigration from diverse sources demand cosmopolitan tolerance. Sociologists know that cosmopolitan people can accommodate diversity, but how this is achieved is the subject of much theoretical debate. It is reasonable to assume that cosmopolitans conceptualize otherness in ways that reduce or eliminate a sense of threat, but how can we reliably access individual conceptualizations? Informed by a cultural sociology approach, this project utilized the concept of cognitive schemas from psychology, and formal semantics from linguistics, to access cosmopolitan conceptualizations. Analysis of focus group data concluded that cosmopolitan schemas are constructed using a repertoire of strategies which compartmentalize categories of otherness into manageable portions. It is argued that, from the cosmopolitan perspective, Australian cultural integrity remains the intact and dominant host of smaller, harmless or manageable cultural fragments.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.format.extent93472 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSageen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationYen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom169en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto186en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Sociologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume45en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Theoryen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160806en_US
dc.titleConceptualizing otherness: An exploration of the cosmopolitan schemaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciencesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 The Australian Sociological Association. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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