© 2009

Everyday Multiculturalism

  • Amanda Wise
  • Selvaraj Velayutham

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: Multiculturalism and Everyday Life

    1. Amanda Wise, Selvaraj Velayutham
      Pages 1-17
  3. Neighbourhoods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Giovanni Semi, Enzo Colombo, Ilenya Camozzi, Annalisa Frisina
      Pages 66-84
  4. Food

  5. Shopping

  6. Leisure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Heather Goodall, Stephen Wearing, Denis Byrne, Allison Cadzow
      Pages 177-196
  7. Everyday Solidarities, Everyday Politics

  8. Everyday Tensions

About this book


This book explores everyday lived experiences of multiculturalism in the contemporary world. Drawing on place-based case studies, contributions focus on encounters and interactions across cultural difference in super-diverse cities to explore what it means to inhabit multiculturalism in our everyday lives.


community environment identity interaction Nation politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Amanda Wise
    • 1
  • Selvaraj Velayutham
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Research on Social InclusionMacquarie UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.Department of SociologyMacquarie UniversityAustralia

About the editors

DENIS BYRNE leads the research program in Culture and Heritage at the Department of Environment and Climate Change New South Wales, Australia ALLISON CADZOW is Senior Researcher in Environmental and Gender history at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia ILENYA CAMOZZI is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy and Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Research, Frankfurt am Main, Germany FRANCIS LEO COLLINS is Postdoctoral Fellow in the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore ENZO COLOMBO is Professor of Sociology of Culture and Sociology of Intercultural Relations at the University of Milan, Italy JEAN DURUZ is Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of South Australia, Australia ANNALISA FRISINA is Post-doctoral Fellow at the Department of Sociology, University of Padua, Italy HEATHER GOODALL is Professor of History at University Technology Sydney, Australia CHONG-SUK HAN is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Temple University, USA MARIA HUDSON is Senior Research Fellow at the Policy Studies Institute, UK GAIK CHENG KHOO teaches Cultural Studies, Gender and Film at the Australian National University, Australia GREG NOBLE is Associate Professor in Cultural Studies at the Centre for Cultural Research and the School of Humanities and Languages at the University of Western Sydney, Australia JOAN PHILLIPS is Research Fellow at the Policy Studies Institute, UK MARTHA RADICE is a PhD candidate in Urban Studies at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique Urbanisation Culture Société in Montréal, Quebec, Canada KATHRYN RAY is Senior Research Fellow at the Policy Studies Institute, UK GIOVANNI SEMI is Assistant Professor of Sociology of Culture at the University of Milan, Italy JAMIE SHERMAN is a doctoral candidate at Princeton University, USA SELVARAJ VELAYUTHAM is Lecturer in Sociology in the Department of Sociology, Macquarie University, Australia SOPHIE WATSON is Professor of Sociology at the Open University, UK STEPHEN WEARING is Associate Professor in Leisure and Tourism Studies at University Technology Sydney AMANDA WISE is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Research on Social Inclusion, Macquarie University, Australia

Bibliographic information


"this accessible and methodologically innovative volume should be required reading for anyone interested in multiculturalism, immigrant incorporation and ethnographies" - Ethnic and Racial Studies