Andrew Jakubowicz

Andrew Jakubowicz
University of Technology Sydney | UTS · Social and Political Sciences

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October 1987 - July 2017
University of Technology Sydney
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  • Professor (Full)
September 1987 - present
University of Technology Sydney
Position
  • Professor

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Publications (78)
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This personal exploration of doing oral history within a multicultural society such as Australia focuses on the dimensions of history normally unrecorded by mainstream accounts. Oral accounts properly collected and interpreted provide valuable materials not otherwise approached. This chapter examines how the web archive and documentary Making Multi...
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The author reflects on engaged sociology over the past half-century, exploring the political contradictions, and social and political change. The essay expresses thoughts on his retirement, and the importance of collaboration.
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The rapid growth of race hate speech on the Internet seems to have overwhelmed the capacity of states, corporations or civil society to limit its spread and impact. Yet by understanding how the political economy of the Internet facilitates racism it is possible to chart strategies that might push back on its negative social effects. Only by involvi...
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This book highlights cyber racism as an ever growing contemporary phenomenon. Its scope and impact reveals how the internet has escaped national governments, while its expansion is fuelling the spread of non-state actors. In response, the authors address the central question of this topic: What is to be done? Cyber Racism and Community Resilience...
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This chapter details the main findings of a survey conducted in December 2013 as a part of the Australian online Cyber Racism and Community Resilience (CRaCR) Project. Over 2,000 Internet users across Australia were surveyed regarding their encounters with cyber racism, the impact of these encounters and their responses to them. This group included...
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This chapter provides an in-depth examination of the pathways to resilience, bringing together theoretical models of community development with resilience building and exemplars from a range of situations and countries around the world in relation to online racism. It explores strategies and responses from within communities experiencing racist har...
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This chapter shows how the Internet has become a dangerous place for encounters with racism. It analyses how racists behave online, recognising that not all racism has been constructed by people with overt racist agendas or a conscious sense of antipathy to other races or ethnic groups. It also identifies a range of elements that constitute racist...
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This chapter reports on the framework of legal and regulatory channels in place to deal with cyber racism (with specific reference to Australia), to identify how this issue can be tackled more effectively. It offers insights on how to approach the issue of regulation in the future and argues for the strengthening of administrative remedies over cri...
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This chapter explores what happens to communities or members of ethnic or religious groups when they are targeted by online racist abuse. Two key dimensions are reported. Firstly, the dynamics of response are outlined among six highly targeted Australian communities regarding their first-hand experiences of managing racism and hate online. Secondly...
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This chapter offers a broad description of how the pathway from disciplinary framework to research question, to method, to research outcome operates in the study of cyber racism. That is, how scholars have sought to define the particular characteristics of the Internet and social media in relation to race-targeting hate speech. This is then put in...
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This chapter lays out the broad political economy of race and the Internet. It explores the emergence of the transnational super-corporations within whose structures and through whose products and services racism occurs. It explores how processes of regulation form, are resisted and transform. It also looks at how the cyber world has changed since...
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This chapter provides a framework for building successful online communities that offer solidarity to their members in the face of online racism. The framework looks at the eight different types of online communities, the types of stakeholders driving or empowering them and a range of proactive and reactive strategies they can adopt to tackle cyber...
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The first part of this chapter uses the Australian example to demonstrate the development of contrasting national identity narratives and their interpretation on social media. This includes contextualising the narratives in terms of the historical and political development of Australia as a multicultural nation. The second part of this chapter uses...
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The arrival of about 1000 Polish Jews in Shanghai in 1941 has remained one of the footnotes of the Holocaust, even though most survived the War, unexpectedly trapped in the city. This article argues that, expecting to transit Shanghai, unlike the German and Austrian Jewish refugees from 1938 and 1939 who had settled as ‘stateless’ under Japanese au...
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To what extent can Australia be analysed as an ‘ethnocracy’, a term usually reserved for ostensibly democratic societies in which an ethnic group or groups control the life opportunities of a more widely ethnically diverse population? Australia adopted its first refugee policy in 1977 having been forced to address the humanitarian claims of Asian a...
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The rapid growth in international student numbers in Australia in the first decade of the 2000s was accompanied by a series of public crises. The most important of these was the outbreak in Melbourne Victoria and elsewhere of physical attacks on the students. Investigations at the time also pointed to cases of gross exploitation, an array of threat...
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While there has been considerable conversation about the status of cultural diversity (or multicultural) policy in Australia, some issues appear unchangeably resistant to policy. The Coalition (conservative) national government elected in September 2013 had, while in opposition from 2007, been identified with a rejection of multiculturalism. Prior...
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Gallipoli has played a critical role in the formation of national identity, and remains a significant part of contemporary identities for both Turkey and Australia.1 This chapter explores the ways in which the development of a racialised or ethno-culturally bound modernity in Australia and Turkey has followed a similar path, notwithstanding the ver...
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Research into migration, settlement, racism and multiculturalism has been a major theme of the Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research Centre at the University of Technology, Sydney, since its inception in 2006. In this article the author, a scholar with over forty years of research experience in this thematic area, draws on his experience of the int...
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Increasingly minority youth, especially from Muslim backgrounds, have been seen in Australian public policy and the media as potentially disruptive and transgressive. In some European societies similar young people have been portrayed as living in parallel and disconnected social spaces, self-segregated from interaction with the wider community. Ye...
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The political sociology of historical memory directs our attention to the ways and functions of memorialising significant periods in national histories. This essay examines the survival of the Polish Jews of Shanghai, overwhelmingly escapees from the first few weeks of the Nazi-Soviet War in Poland, as it now appears in memorialising institutions a...
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Australian multiculturalism is undergoing major challenges and reformulations. In part, this is due to the rapidly increasing presence of Chinese communities. In the past, ‘The Chinese’ were both a major trigger for the creation of and later protagonists for the abolition of White Australia. The complex and multiple layers of engagement of the Chin...
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A constant challenge for scholarly research relates to its impact on and integration into public policy. Where the policy issues are ‘wicked’, as are those concerning intercultural relations and social cohesion, social science research often becomes implicated in real-world problem solving which occurs within everyday political manoeuvring. This pa...
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“The Chinese” have been Australia’s Other since before Federation, and a major driver behind both the creation and abolition of White Australia. The complex and multiple layers of engagement of the Chinese (an omnibus term with many strands and contested perspectives which the paper will explicate) in the Australian political system, from the gover...
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After an introduction on the recent history of academic publishing in non-linear media, the article compares two versions of an academic publication by the American sociologist David Theo Goldberg. The two versions deal with the same subject matter, but one is a traditional scholarly article, the other published in an online journal in a non-linear...
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Melbourne has been described as Australia’s most liveable and most multicultural city. What relation do these descriptions have to each other? How has the public culture of Victoria been influenced by the cultural diversity of the state? The political class in Victoria has tended to be more in favour of multiculturalism as a policy, more resistant...
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The 4 Rs conference at the University of Technology Sydney in October 2008 took place less than a year after the election of the Rudd Labor government. The moment is important to capture – the government had been swept into office on a wave of hostility to the Howard conservatives, but it did not have a mandate for radical reform. Its promises had...
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The state regulates sex industry types in accordance with a range of complex, overlapping and often conflicting legal, policing, planning and administrative mechanisms. The sex industry in Sydney is currently regulated through all levels of Australian government. New South Wales (NSW) is seen as leading the charge within Australia for its neolibera...
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How we remember and give meaning to the past are creative processes; we take fragments and try to knit them together into something approaching a logical flow. In personal terms, memory is always a reconstruction from the myriad moments of experience, forced by psychological dynamics into some form of narrative. History as a social process tries to...
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Autobiography as social science always enters a difficult space. Self-reflection has a noble history, and is a tried if not fully tested methodology. Verstehen enables us to place ourselves inside the life-world of the "other," but what if the "other" is ourself? Maureen Perkins from Western Australia's Curtin University has brought together a doze...
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How can complex and diverse societies ensure the survival of core democratic values and the allegiance of all citizens, while respecting cultural difference? In the Australian context, these issues have been foregrounded by the presence of Muslim communities. This article argues that the discourses about Muslims and discourses by Muslims can work t...
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Digital media developments confront the humanities and social sciences with major challenges in exploiting multimedia rich data sets. A critical need is demonstrated to bridge the divide between the building of multimedia digital repositories, and the publishing of research outcomes that exploit the interactive potential of digital media. Software...
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The continuing controversy over the place of multiculturalism within national political cultures has been highlighted by recent international policy debates. Nations with European, and especially Anglo-Celtic, roots have been forced into a major re-assessment of their strategies in relation to culturally diverse populations living within the nation...
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Social cohesion as a concept suggests that societies need some sort of glue to sustain them over time, some broadly shared orientations to the world among their populations, and ways of testing the commonality or divergence of ideas and values. It is a contentious concept because it can produce a very simplified model of society, denying important...
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Andrew Jakubowicz is Professor of Sociology at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. He has an honors degree in Government from Sydney University and a Ph.D. from UNSW. Since the early 1970s, he has been involved in action research and race relations, and has been centrally involved in the development of materialist theories of cultura...
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Disability studies, with their direct challenge to theories of alterity, subaltern status and ideologies of domination, open up ways of examining cultural diversity that cannot otherwise be approached. This paper examines disability studies as a position from which multicultural studies can be interrogated, and through which critical questions abou...
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This study examines the complex, long-term relationship of Australia with Indonesia through the framing process in the Australian media. The authors describe a mature relationship in which the partners no longer have any illusions about each other, but where feelings of antipathy and hostility can have no place either in the longer-term relationshi...
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Clive Moore, Sunshine and Rainbows: The Development of Gay and Lesbian Culture in Queensland, St Lucia, University of Qld Press, 2001, pp 244, pb S29.95.Peter Spearritt, Sydney's Century: A History, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 2000, 319 pp, hb $79.95.Patrick O'Farrell, The Irish in Australia, University of New South Wales Press, 20...
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… the question of freedom of expression… entails more than just a public space in which to differ. To me, and I beg you to forgive my bias, the issue of the freedom of expression is not about certain collective precepts and principles. or the formulation of common values but, like other issues related to human rights, in the beginning it is about v...
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Repetition Strain Injury has been widely if inaccurately identified as an Australian phenomenon. Within Australia governments in conjunction with some elements of the medical profession and large employers have carried out a major campaign against RSI. This campaign focussed on the fact that RSI was overwhelmingly a condition suffered by women. The...
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The demand by people with disabilities to university education has been growing in recent years. A pilot study of five universities reviews their equity profiles and on‐the‐ground practices in relation to students with disabilities. Particular attention is paid to departments of Social Work which are postulated to contain the conditions under which...
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One of the particular features of Australian capitalism in the post-war period has been its dependence on the importation of millions of foreign workers - and the retention of many of them as settlers. In 1947 at the commencement of the planned post-war migration program, Australia had a population of 7.7 million, of whom 90.2 per cent were of ‘Bri...
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Australia is one of the most culturally diverse of all urban industrial and capitalist societies. This diversity has been the unintended consequence of a massive commitment by the state in Australia to the importation of labour. The post-war strategy adopted ‘for one generation’ by the Labor Party in the years after 1946, and pursued thereafter by...
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In Bondi, where I grew up in the 1950s and 1960s as the child of Polish-Jewish refugees, Russian Jews now play chess behind the Pavillion, the Hungarian dynasty whose daughter I almost wooed in our adolescence still runs the most expensive coffee lounge on the beach, and Italian gelateria tempt passers-by from every corner. Around one such corner t...

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The project focuses on contemporary manifestations of racism and extremism in online spaces. It examines intragroup and intergroup processes in online communities of the far-right.