Australia’s New Migrants: International Students’ History of Affective Encounters with the Border

This book offers a comprehensive and critical analysis of the tropes employed in the categorization of international students living and studying in Australia. Establishing the position of migrant students as ’subjects of the border’, the author employs various models of emotion in an analysis of the ways in which public debates on migration and education in Australia have problematised international students as an object of national compassion or resentment in relation to other national concerns at the time, such as the country’s place in the Asia-Pacific region, the integrity of its borders and the relative competitiveness of its economy.

About the Author

Maria Elena Indelicato is Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communication at the Ningbo Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University, China.