By Irene Strodthoff
Exploring bilateral narratives of identification at a socio-discursive point from 1990 onwards, this ebook offers a brand new method of knowing how Chile and Australia think and discursively build one another in mild of the bilateral unfastened alternate contract signed in 2008.
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In understanding contemporary narratives about the Indigenous peoples both in Chile and in Australia, the concept of coevalness developed by Johannes Fabian (1983) becomes pertinent to demonstrate the persistence of the image of the “native other” located at a hierarchical distance. As I discuss at the end of the chapter, my main argument is that the analysis carried out by Fabian of the ethnographic encounter can still be applied to understand contemporary representations of the Indigenous peoples as expressive of anachronism.
More recently, the idea of being modern has been underpinned by an official discourse of economic openness and global success, while it conceals the “betrayal and forgetfulness” of a Latin American elite who do not want to acknowledge their mestizo origin (Larraín 2005a: 60). Within a domestic context, modernization has unveiled new masses of consumers in Chile who occupy public spaces, becoming a threat to the exceptionality of the elites and causing irritability and rejection among the high- and middle-high income groups 36 Chile and Australia (Tironi 1999: 39).
Rudd 2010) The word “harmony,” which in fact has led to the City of Sydney to organize the Harmony Day as a way to reflect on diversity every March, implies a white reinforcement of the inherited myth of a “peaceful” and “harmonious” Australia (Jupp 2008: 236) based on the more ethnically uniform society during the White Australia Policy. As international actors in the diaspora who had limited knowledge of English, Chileans become subsumed in the discourse of Rudd on ethnicity: they are absorbed within the dominant identity and their distinctiveness is blurred.