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Symbolic Boundaries and National Identity in Australia
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-16, 14:10 authored by Phillips, T
Working broadly within the late-Durkheimian tradition of cultural sociology, the symbolic boundaries of the Australian national community are conceptualized in terms of a typology composed of two dimensions: 'friends'/'enemies' and 'internal'/'external'. The typology is operationalized, and the specific empirical content of the four cells examined using quantitative data from the Australian National Social Science Survey (1984-85). The paper investigates how emotional attachment to the Australian national community causally effects attitude formation on three national issues; monarchism, aboriginality and multiculturalism. Also, the social determinants behind variation in emotional attachment to orthodox symbolic conceptions of the Australian national community are systematically investigated and measured.
Publication titleBritish Journal of Sociology
Department/SchoolSchool of Social Sciences
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Ltd
Place of publication4 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, England, Oxfordshire, Ox14 4Rn