The locals: identity, place and belonging in Australia and beyond
Garbutt, RG 2011, The locals: identity, place and belonging in Australia and beyond, Cultural identity studies 22, Peter Lang, Oxford; New York.
This book presents the first comprehensive survey of being a local, in particular in Australia. In Australia the paradox is that the locals are not indigenous peoples but migrants with a specific ethnic heritage who became localised in time to label other migrants as the newcomers and outsiders. It explores questions via a multidisciplinary cultural studies approach and a mixed methodology that blends a critical language study of being local with auto-ethnographical accounts.