Islamophobia in Australia

Islamophobia in Australia

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Islamophobia is a contemporary form of cultural racism against Muslims. It has emerged in Australia as an outcome of general public opposition to multiculturalism and migration as well as in response to international conflicts involving Muslims. This timely book traces the rise of racism against Muslims in Australia through an extensive analysis of critical events and issues including the Gulf War, the September 11 terror attacks, the Bali bombings, ethnic crime, ethnic gang rapes, Middle Eastern asylum seekers, the Cronulla riots and the negative portrayals of Muslims and Muslim women in the Australian media and public discourse. Since tolerance does not offer minorities social acceptance or equality in contemporary multicultural societies, this book suggests that the recognition of Muslims and minorities as real Australians and as one of us, and giving them a fair go are the key ingredients of a more democratic, equal and truly multicultural Australia in the 21st century.
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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 140 x 210mm | 350g
  • Glebe, NSW, Australia
  • 0646521829
  • 9780646521824