Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorDawson, A
dc.date.available2014-05-22T01:08:22Z
dc.date.issued2006-06-01
dc.identifier.citationDawson, A. (2006). The Sydney riots. Focaal, 2006 (47), pp.141-148. https://doi.org/10.3167/092012906780646451.
dc.identifier.issn0920-1297
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/30493
dc.description.abstract<jats:p>This article describes the recent Sydney riots and the commentary surrounding them. The author demonstrates how, through processes of ‘analytical et nic cleansing’, ‘ethnic homogenization and specification’, and ‘blame displacement’, the Lebanese Muslim community, a target of the initial rioters, came to be victimized in commentary on the riots. While the riots may not have been particularly significant in themselves, the commentary surrounding them provides an important window onto the state of cultural politics in Australia at a specific juncture in time when multi-culturalism is simultaneously hegemonic but subject to attack from Australia’s ruling federal political regime. The author claims, moreover, that the victimization of Lebanese Muslims is indicative of a particular current process in which a discourse of multi-culturalism, engendered largely by its liberal advocates and drawing on the scholarly works of anthropologists and other social scientists, is utilized to undermine multi-culturalism as a form of social policy and organization.</jats:p>
dc.publisherBerghahn Books
dc.subjectAnthropology
dc.titleThe Sydney riots
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.3167/092012906780646451
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Reviewed
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourne
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSocial and Environmental Enquiry
melbourne.source.titleFocaal
melbourne.source.volume2006
melbourne.source.issue47
melbourne.source.pages141-148
dc.description.pagestart141
melbourne.publicationid57297
melbourne.elementsid280731
melbourne.contributor.authorDawson, Andrew
dc.identifier.eissn1558-5263
melbourne.accessrightsThis item is currently not available from this repository


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record