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Professor Andrew Jakubowicz


Andrew Jakubowicz is Professor of Sociology at the University of Technology Sydney. He has an Honours degree in Government from Sydney University and a PhD 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 cultural diversity. He has taught at universities in the USA, Europe and Asia, and was the foundation director of the Centre for Multicultural Studies at the University of Wollongong. He has published widely on ethnic diversity issues, disability studies and media studies. In 1994 he led the research team that produced "Racism Ethnicity and the Media (Allen and Unwin), and more recently has been involved in multimedia documentaries such as Making Multicultural Australia (1999-2004) and The Menorah of Fang Bang Lu (2001-2002). He was historical adviser to the exhibitions on the Jewish communities of Shanghai, at the Sydney Jewish Museum (2001-2002), the National Maritime Museum (2001-2003) and the national travelling exhibition "Crossroads: Shanghai and the Jews of China" (2002-2003). He was foundation chair of the Disability Studies and Research Institute.

Supervision areas include new media and social change, racism and ethnicity, public policy and marginalised minorities.
The website, Making Multicultural Australia in the 21st Century, an educational website developed jointly with the Office of the Board of Studies NSW, won the 2005 'Best Secondary Educational website' category of the annual Excellence in Eduational Publishing Awards.

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Professor, Social Inquiry Program
Core Member, Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research Centre
BA (Syd), PhD (UNSW)
+61 2 9514 2298

Research Interests

Multiculturalism, digital media, social policy, Australian politics, sociology

Can supervise: Yes

Australian studies
Race and ethnicity
Social communication

Book Chapters

Ho, C. & Jakubowicz, A.H. 2013, 'The Realities of Australian Multiculturalism' in Jakubowicz, Andrew & Ho, Christina (eds), 'For those who've come across the seas': Australian multicultural theory, policy and practice, Australian Scholarly Publishing, North Melbourne, pp. 3-14.
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Jakubowicz, A.H. & Ho, C. 2013, 'Conclusion: An Agenda for the Next Decade' in Jakubowicz, Andrew & Ho, Christina (eds), 'For those who've come across the seas': Australian multicultural theory, policy and practice, Australian Scholarly Publishing, North Melbourne, pp. 277-289.
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Jakubowicz, A.H. 2013, 'Comparing Australian Multiculturalism: The International Dimension' in Jakubowicz, Andrew & Ho, Christina (eds), 'For those who've come across the seas': Australian multicultural theory, policy and practice, Australian Scholarly Publishing, North Melbourne, pp. 15-30.
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Lubek, I., Kros, S., Wong, M., Lee, H.A., Van Merode, T., Idema, R., Thamarangsi, T., Jakubowicz, A.H., Tolson, M., McCreanor, T. & Liu, J.H. 2013, 'HIV/AIDS and Alcohol Risks in Cambodia: Confronting Challenges and Policymaking through Research-Guided Actions' in Raymond A. Smith (ed), Global HIV/AIDS Politics, Policy, and Activism: Persistent Challenges and Emerging Issues, Praeger, California, pp. 203-232.
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The Khmer Rouge period (1975-1978) saw up to 25 percent of Cambodians die in "the killing fields" or Ii'om starvation, Devastation to national ini1-astructures, family and social life, culture, and the elimination of educated professionals including doctors and teachers werc not alleviated when the Vietnamese then occupied Cambodia for the next 11 years, The Paris Peace Accords in 2001 defined the rebuilding of the Cambodian state and the United Nations moved international personnel to Cambodia to separate warring factions and prepare for elections in 1993, UNAMIC (United Nations Advance Mission in Cambodia, 1991-1992) brought 1,100 personnel and was replaced by UNTAC (United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia, 1992-1993) with over 22,000 foreign soldiers, police, and so on, including contingents from sub-Saharan Affican nations already in the throes of their own HIV/AIDS pandemics (UNAMIC, 1992; UNTAC,1996;Yeager & Kingma, 2005),
Jakubowicz, A.H., Collins, J.H. & Chafic, W.F. 2012, 'Young Australian Muslims: Social Ecology and Cultural Capital' in Fethi Mansouri and Vince Marotta (eds), Muslims in the West and the Challenges of Belonging, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, pp. 34-59.
Young Australian Muslims are both a growing part of the wider Australian youth population, and a significant and rapidly expanding part of the Muslim population in Australia. Over the past decade or more, especially since the events of 9/11, their presence has increasingly been framed in public discourse as a tension between the ++Australian++ and the ++Muslim++ aspects of their identities and attitudes. Australia++s claim to be a multicultural society has thus been tested at the point that culture, religion and community intersect. This chapter explores this intersection, asking what are the dynamics that influence young Australian Muslims in their identities and their social practices?
Jakubowicz, A.H. 2012, 'Cyber Racism' in Helen Sykes (ed), More or Less: Democracy and new media, Future Leaders, Melbourne, pp. 215-237.
The internet has played a key role in the spread of racism, offering opportunities that amplify the reach and potential impact of White power, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, Islamist and ultra-nationalist ideologies and actions. At the same time that racist organisations were discovering, exploring and exploiting the potential of the internet, the international community was recognising the dangers that the technology represented to community wellbeing and harmony. In 1998 the United Nations Commission on Human Rights first discussed the role of the internet in the light of the provisions of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). Since then the issue has been a constant on the UN human rights agenda, while also being the focus of special attention by the Council of Europe (CoE) and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime was promulgated in 2001, with the additional protocol on race hate as a cybercrime coming into effect in 2006. The essential problem in responding to cyber-racism lies in the significantly different approaches to how an appropriate balance can be struck between protecting those who are harmed by racism, while ensuring freedom of speech and communication are protected and advanced.
Jakubowicz, A.H. 2009, 'Remembering and Recovering Shanghai: Seven Jewish Families [Re]-connect in Cyberspace' in Joanne Garde-Hansen, Andrew Hoskins, Anna Reading (eds), Save As... Digital Memories, Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, pp. 96-114.
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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 stand back from the personal, to make sense of it against a broader fabric. It may include the personal stories of participants, but it will always be set in the political and social time in which it is articulated. History is therefore both a social science, in terms of methodological approaches, and a humanities discipline, in terms of its synthesis of emotional, aesthetic and intellectual responses.
Jakubowicz, A.H. 2009, 'Beyond the static text: multimedia interactivity in academic journal publishing in the humanities and social sciences (not)' in Bill Cope, Angus Phillips (eds), The Future of the Academic Journal, Chandos, Oxford, pp. 361-376.
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Despite the discourses that herald the innovation associated with Web 2.0 (Sharp and Salomon, 2008; Slane, 2008) and the opportnnities created by open sonrce and open access computing (Miller and BernersLee, 2008), there is a simple truth. The web has not delivered an interactive environment for ongoing engagement with scholarly research publishing that uses and is enlivened by multimedia data. There are four major reasons for this failure to bridge the rwo dominant silos - on the one hand multimedia data (video, audio, animation, real-time mapping etc.) with its possibilities for interactiviry (as revealed for instance by, but not limited to, social nerworking on the web); and academic journalbased publishing, with its linear and traditionally constrained presentation of knowledge in 'finished' blocks, albeit illustrated and hyperlinked.
Jakubowicz, A.H. 2009, 'Religion, Media and Cultural Diversity' in James Jupp (ed), The Encyclopedia of Religion in Australia, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, pp. 655-662.
Jakubowicz, A.H. 2007, 'The media and social cohesion' in Jupp, Nieuwenhuysen, & Dawson (eds), Social cohesion in Australia, Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, Australia, pp. 158-169.
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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
Jakubowicz, A.H. & Jacka, E. 2005, 'The Invisible Ally: Marketing Australia's War in Iraq' in Artz, L; Kamalipour, Y (eds), Bring 'Em On - Media and Politics in the Iraq War, Rowan & Littlefield Publishers Inc, Lanham Maryland USA, pp. 101-120.
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Jakubowicz, A.H. 2005, 'Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics', Elsevier, London.
Jakubowicz, A.H. & Meekosha, H. 2003, 'Can multiculturalism encompass disability?' in Riddell, S; Watson, N (eds), Disability, Culture and Identity, Pearson education Limited, Essex, UK, pp. 180-199.
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Jakubowicz, A.H. 2003, 'Ethnic Diversity, "Race", and the Cultural Political Economy of Cyberspace' in Jenkins, H; Thorburn, D (eds), Democracy and New Media, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, pp. 203-224.
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Jakubowicz, A.H. 2002, 'White Noise: Australia's struggle with multiculturalism' in C Levine-Rasky (ed), Working through Whiteness: International perspectives, State University of NY Press, New York, USA, pp. 107-128.
Jakubowicz, A.H. 2002, 'Australian dreamings - cultural diversity and audience. Desire in a multinational and polyethnic state' in Ross K; Playdon Peter (eds), Black Marks: Research Studies with Minority Ethnic Audiences, Interdisciplinary Series on Race, Gender and Class, Ashgate, Burlington, USA, pp. 195-214.
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Jakubowicz, A.H. 2001, 'Australian Dreamings: Cultural Diversity and Audience Desire in a Multinational and Polyethnic State' in Ross, K. (eds), Black Marks: Minority Ethnic Audiences and Media, Ashgate Publishing House, Hampshire England, pp. 195-215.
Jakubowicz, A.H. & Palmer, R. 2000, 'Framing Suharto: Media Interpretations of the Australian National Interest' in Ang, Ien; Chalmers, Sharon; Law, Lisa; Thomas, Mandy (eds), Alter/Asians: Asian-Australian Identities in Art, Media and Popular Culture, Pluto Press, Sydney Australia, pp. 244-262.


Jakubowicz, A.H. & Ho, C. 2013, 'For those who've come across the seas...': Australian multicultural theory, policy and practice, Australian Scholarly Publishing, North Melbourne.
Jakubowicz, A.H., Martin, J.A., Mitchell, A.W., Randall, L., Goodall, H. & Seneviratne, K. 1994, Racism, Ethnicity and the Media, Allen and Unwin, Sydney.


Jakubowicz, A.H. 2009, 'Making Multicultural Australia', The Victorian Experience, Online : http://multiculturalaustralia.edu.au.
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A ten chapter multimedia analysis of the impact of cultural diversity on the public culture of Victoria. It is based on extensive original video interviews with social scientists and historians, public intellectuals, politicians, public figures and participants in ket events. It argues that Victorian contemporary public culture can only be understood by centring the interaction of different cultural groups, and provides a series of case studies of ethnic communities (Chinese, Turkish, Jewish, Italian) , institutions and localities (Brunswick, Shepparton).
Jakubowicz, A.H. 2007, 'Making Multicultural Australia', The Queensland Experience, Online: http://multiculturalaustralia.edu.au.
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A nine chapter multimedia analysis of the impact of cultural diversity on the public culture of Victoria. It is based on extensive original video interviews with social scientists and historians, public intellectuals, politicians, public figures and participants in key events. It argues that Queensland's contemporary public culture can only be understood by centring the interaction of different cultural groups, through the prism of racism and the rapid "whitening" of the north after 1942. It uses historical records, archival material and personal documents to add depth to the analyses, and provide access to the data for other scholars and the general public.

Conference Papers

Boydell, S., Crofts, P., Prior, J.H., Jakubowicz, A.H. & Searle, G.H. 2009, 'Sex in the city: regulations, rights and responsibilities in Sydney', State of Australian Cities Conference, Perth, Australia, November 2009 in State of Australian Cities (SOAC) Conference, ed Maginn P. J., Jones R., Haslam-Mackenzie F., Boruff, B., Clifton, J., Giles-Corti, B., Khan, S., Martin, G., Paulin, S., Perkins, T., Shaw, B.J., Tonts, M. and Van Niel, K, Promaco Conventions Pty Ltd and DiskBank, Perth, Australia, pp. 1-24.
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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 neoliberal market model of occupational and premises regulation. Taking a transdisciplinary research design, this paper identifies positive steps towards citizenship and the sex industry in inner Sydney.
Jakubowicz, A.H. & Leung, L.T. 2006, 'Exploring strategies for developing a multimedia digital workspace for humanities and social sciences', Australian Computer Human Interaction Conference, Sydney, Australia, November 2006 in OZCHI 2006 design: activities, artifacts and environments, ed NA, ACM, Sydney, Australia.
Jakubowicz, A.H. 2005, ''The Menorah of Fang Bang Lu: Shanghai Modernity and the Jews of', Beijing, China, June 2005 in The Diversity Conference 2005: The Fifth International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities, and Nations, ed n/a, n/a, n/a.
Presented paper
Jakubowicz, A.H. 2005, 'International Association for Media and Communication Research 2005 (IAMCR) conference', Taipei, Taiwan, July 2005.
Presented paper 'Globalisation and Indigenous Media in Australia: The Next Wave,' Political Economy Section
Jakubowicz, A.H. 2005, 'COSMOPOLITANISM AND PLACE: the designs of resistance Inaugural Conference of the Centre for Social Theory and Design', UTS, Sydney, Australia, October 2005.
Presented paper 'Shanghai's urban space: Contesting cosmopolitanisms of specific heritage and global modernity'
Jakubowicz, A.H. 2005, 'Seminar 3: Social justice and multiculturalism: tensions and possibilities Scottish Centre for research on Social Justice Seminar Series:Social Justice and Public Policy', York, November 2005.
Presented paper 'This mongrel breed: The politics of inclusion in contemporary Australian policy'
Jakubowicz, A.H. 2003, 'Hard Shell and Soft Centre: Australia as a Truly Modern Nation', Cultural Diversity in a Globalising World, University of Hawaii, USA, February 2003 in International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, ed Kalantzis, Mary and James, Paul, Common Ground Publishing, Online, pp. 337-350.
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Journal Articles

Jakubowicz, A.H. & Hadzelek, A.G. 2013, 'The Polish Jews of Shanghai and the Political Sociology of Historical Memory', Holocaust Studies: a journal of culture and history, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 27-64.
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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 along their escape route. About 1,000 Polish Jews went to Shanghai in the period from 1940, many sent there from Japan, to which they had escaped via Lithuania and the USSR. Their community was riven by all the challenges of the pre-war communities of Polin, developing a variety of practices to manage their survival on the edge of the Holocaust. The essay draws on four data sources: the `Sugihara+ list detailing people given authentic transit visas for Japan; a Polish consulate list from Shanghai in 1942; a `Shanghai Ghetto+ list collected by the Japanese police in 1944; and the records of the Shanghai Polish Mutual Aid Society. It explores the implications of class, gender and politics for the community and its interaction with the other Jewish communities of the city. It then reviews how the issues of nation, belonging and recognition surface in present-day narratives about this group.
Jakubowicz, A.H. 2011, 'Empires of the Sun', Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 65-85.
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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 government to government machinations, to their involvement in a wide range of political parties, indicates something important occurring that transcends the problematic of multiculturalism. The paper argues they help us understand the challenges of globalised post-multicultural politics
Jakubowicz, A.H. 2011, 'Playing the triangle: Cosmopolitanism, Cultural Capital and Social Capital as intersecting scholarly discourses about social inclusion and marginalisation in Australian public policy debates', Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 68-91.
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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 paper takes three empirical problems, and three conceptual approaches, and explores what happens when they are pressed together. In particular the paper explores how together they can enhance the social value of the concept of `social inclusion+. Cosmopolitanism has a myriad of possible definitions, but is perhaps best addressed in anthropological fashion, by trying to capture the space formed by its presumptive antagonists: nationalism, prejudice, localism, parochialism, and `rootedness+ (as in `rootless cosmopolitan+).
Jakubowicz, A.H. 2011, 'Chinese Walls: Australian Multiculturalism and the Necessity for Human Rights', Journal of Intercultural Studies, vol. 32, no. 6, pp. 691-706.
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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 Chinese in the Australian political system range from inter-governmental relations, through national political and policy issues, to local politics. Their involvement in a wide range of political parties and the interweaving of international and national politics, and economic and policy decisions, indicates political changes that may transcend the problematic of a multiculturalism constituted before the terror attacks of 2001 and before the rise of China as an international economic and political force in the wake of the 2007 2008 Global Financial Crisis. Moreover, the effective integration of the Chinese into Australian society may depend on how well the human rights dimension of multicultural policy is applied and conveyed to and through the Chinese population
Jakubowicz, A.H. 2010, 'Australia: Cultures in Friction', Australian, vol. Sept 08, no. 2008 Casula Powerhouse Project, pp. 64-73.
Jakubowicz, A.H. & van Leeuwen, T.J. 2010, 'The Goldberg Variations 1: Assessing the academic quality of multidimensional linear texts and their re-emergence in multimedia publications', Discourse and Communication, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 361-378.
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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 format. While the academic article constructs a tight, linear argument, subordinating a range of themes to a single key theme, the non-linear text gives all themes equal weight, accommodates a greater amount of evidence and documentation, and has more scope for multimodality.
Jakubowicz, A.H. & Moustafine, M. 2010, 'Living on the Outside: cultural diversity and the transformation of public space in Melbourne', Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Jo..., vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 55-75.
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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 to populist racism and more positive about immigration than elsewhere in Australia. How has this orientation been affected by the institutional embedding of ethnic power during the past four decades? The organization of ethnic groups into political lobbies, which have collaborated across ethnic borders, has brought about cultural transformations in the +mainstream+. Often the public experiences these transformations through changing uses of public spaces. This paper offers an historical sociology of this process, and argues for a view of public space as a physical representation of the relative power of social forces. It is based on research for the Making Multicultural Australia (Victoria) project. (http://multiculturalaustralia.edu.au). An online version of the paper inviting user-generated comments can be found at http://mmav1.wordpress.com.
Jakubowicz, A.H. 2009, 'D. Denemark, G. Meagher, S. Wilson, M. Western and T. Phillips, eds, 'Australian Social Attitudes 2: Citizenship, Work and Aspirations.'', International Sociology, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 673-674.
Jakubowicz, A.H. 2007, 'Mediating social relations in complex societies: mass media and social cohesion', metropolis world bulletin, vol. 7, pp. 7-8.
Jakubowicz, A.H. 2007, 'Political Islam and the future of Australian multiculturalism', National Identities, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 265-280.
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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 to reveal the dynamics for negotiating social cohesion. The political projects of mainstream Muslim communities can play a critical role in knitting together fragmented elements, and offering broader fronts through which a more integrated multicultural society can evolve. However, the potential for integration can be undermined in two ways: a) by political decisions in the dominant society that reject such projects, rather than engaging with them in creative and constructive directions; and b) by marginal groups within Muslim communities gaining greater leverage over younger people in a period of heightened apprehension occasioned by world events and Australian government reactions.
Jakubowicz, A.H. 2006, 'Anglo-multiculturalism: Contradictions in the politics of cultural diversity as risk', International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 249-266.
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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-state. The dynamics underlying these tensions reflect fundamental fissures that global terrorism has exposed, sometimes instigating the portrayal of international rifts as confrontations of civilizations. Great Britain and Australia have long historic links, sharing many cultural orientations, the one of course the founder through invasion of the other. To some extent they have shared a commitment to policies of multiculturalism, which they saw as ways of reducing risks of social conflict in late modernity. They both now experience societal debates where multiculturalism has come under strong political critique + ironically, for amplifying risk. Both societies have presented themselves to the international community as beacons of tolerance and diversity, as successful expressions of multiculturalism, and as examples of the power of the core values of Anglo-liberalism. Yet external audiences sometimes comment, and internal critics have persuasively argued, that such representations disguise systematic structures of racialized inequality masked by surface egalitarian discourses. As these contradictions become ever more apparent, we are thus directed towards a re-formulation of what a multicultural project would require if it is to demonstrate sufficient robustness to survive much into this century.
Jakubowicz, A.H. 2005, 'Multiculturalism in Australia: apogee or nadir?', Canadian Diversity, vol. 4, no. 1 (Winter), pp. 15-18.
Jakubowicz, A.H. 2005, 'Religion and Australian Cultural Diversity', Canadian Diversity, vol. 4, no. 3 (Fall), pp. 51-55.
Jakubowicz, A.H. & Meekosha, H. 2004, 'Detecting Disabilities: Moving Beyond Metaphor in the Crime Fiction of Jeffrey Deaver', Disability Studies Quarterly, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 1-11.
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Jakubowicz, A.H. 2003, 'Media research and the politics of racism in New South Wales', Australian Quarterly, vol. 75, no. 6, pp. 13-17.
Jakubowicz, A.H. 2003, 'Wheeling free?: Disability studies meets media studies and the Australian media', Australian Journal of Communication, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 101-122.
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Jakubowicz, A.H. & Meekosha, H. 2002, 'Bodies in Motion: critical issues between disability studies and multicultural studies', Journal of Intercultural Studies, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 237-252.
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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 about social hierarchies can be confronted. Given that national population policies and world-views underpin both multicultural and disability practices, an analysis which recognises this commonality seems overdue. The paper addresses the Australian environment, in which the politics of recognition, the nature of discourses of the normal, and the tensions generated in the politics of redistribution, merge in strategies adopted by the state to control the 'quality' of its population.

Original Creative Works

Jakubowicz, A.H. 2005, 'Making Multicultural Australia in the 21st Century', http://www.multiculturalaustralia.edu.au, NSW Department of Education and Training, http://www.multiculturalaustralia.edu.au, pp. ---.
The website draws on research undertaken by a research team from UTS. The site includes more than 3000 pages of articles, research, student activities, teacher guides, lesson ideas, audio interviews, video clips and Australian multicultural artworks. Its main purpose is to assist teachers in developing multicultural and anti-racism materials and programs for use in many subject areas.
Jakubowicz, A.H. & Pentes, T. 2005, 'The Menorah of Fang Bang Lu', http://www.cts01.hss.uts.edu.au/ShanghaiSite/index.htm, n/a, http://www.cts01.hss.uts.edu.au/ShanghaiSite/index.htm.

Other research activity

Jakubowicz, A.H. 2005, 'SOAS Media Studies Seminar Series University of London, November'.
Presented paper 'Many Multiculturalisms'
Jakubowicz, A.H. 2005, 'University of East London Staff Seminar Docklands Campus, November'.
Presented paper 'Multiculturalism and Empire - Challenges to multicultural agendas in the UK, the USA, Canada and Australia'
Jakubowicz, A.H. 2005, 'Centre for Humanities Computing Seminar, Kings College, University of London'.
Presented paper 'Probing the architecture for a Multimedia Interactive Research Environment in the Humanities and Social Sciences'
Jakubowicz, A.H. 2005, 'Salzburg Research FG@ NewMediaLab December'.
Presented paper 'Weaving the rope: From research publication in a multimedia interactive research environment (MIRE)'


Collins, J.H., Jakubowicz, A.H., Chafic, W.F., Al-Momani, K.H., Hussain, J., Ghosh, D., Cole, D.R. & Pennycook, A.D. 2011, 'Voices Shaping the Perspectives of Young Muslim Australians', Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Canberra, pp. 1-197.
This is the final report on the research project the `Voices Shaping the Perspectives of Young Muslim Australians Today to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). The aims of this research project are: 1) to provide a social ecology of the voices that inspire young Muslims, the voices they hear including their own, their peers+ and the official voices of the society and government; 2) to review the relevant literature in Australia and comparable nations; 3) to identify the plurality of voices of influence and the various ways in which young Muslim Australians mobilize religious and political symbols, and language around cultural, social and political issues; 4) to identify the relevant sources and voices of influence important for shaping the experience, attitudes, beliefs and opinions ofyoung Muslims in Australia; and 5) to provide an assessment of current practical measures which support and facilitate voices and to identify consistent gaps in government, non-government and individual approaches in this regard. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship's expressed aim for commissioning this research is to identify and support young people in general and where appropriate.