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    DescriptionArab people first came to Australia in the late nineteenth century. Today more than half a million Australians claim some form of Arab ancestry. They are a diverse group, both socially and economically. New South Wales, for example, appointed Australia's first Lebanese Governor, while at the same time it was labelling groups of economically deprived young people as 'Lebanese gangs'. Victoria's Premier, Steve Bracks, comes from a Lebanese background. Melbourne has an important Arab business community, while newly arrived Arab immigrants have one of the highest rates of unemployment in the country. Arab-Australians Today raises important questions about immigration, settlement, marginalisation and participation in Western societies. It discusses the way early Arab immigrants were received in Australia and talks about contemporary issues of participation in the Australian political process. It examines the lives of diverse groups of people, ranging from entrepreneurs to Arab women activists to unemployed youth. It analyses issues ranging from the ways Arab-Australians grow to call Australia home, to the moral panic created around Arab youth and criminality. The book offers non-Arab-Australians a way to better understand the Arab presence in Australia. It is also an invitation for Arab-Australians to reflect on the history of their settlement in Australia, as well as on the current experience of more recent immigrants.

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    Arab-Australians Today
    Citizenship and Belonging
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    Edited by Ghassan Hage
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 435 g
    ISBN 13: 9780522849790
    ISBN 10: 0522849792

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    01 September 2002
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    Ghassan Hage is senior lecturer in social anthropology at the University of Sydney and is a leading scholar in the areas of nationalism, whiteness, multiculturalism, and the immigrant experience. He is the author of "White Nation" and the coauthor of "Homeworld."
    Review quote
    "A well presented collection of essays... Arab perspectives and cultural values are given full play, and a challenging postscript was added after September 11." --"The Australian Higher Education Supplement"