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Battle for the flag

Johns, Amelia 2015, Battle for the flag, MUP Academic, Carlton, Vic..

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Title Battle for the flag
Author(s) Johns, Amelia
Publication date 2015
Series Islamic Studies Series
Total pages 1
Publisher MUP Academic
Place of Publication Carlton, Vic.
Keyword(s) Australia
Summary Ten years after the Cronulla riots, the violence, racism and branding of young bodies with signs and symbols of Australian nationalism, along with the reprisal attacks by Lebanese-Australian youth, continues to inflame discussions about race relations in Australia, with many conversations shifting away from ideas of multiculturalism and cultural diversity, and towards patriotism, localism, security and fear of the (predominantly) Muslim 'Other'.Battle for the Flag contextualises and challenges the narrative by drawing upon participant observation and interviews conducted with local residents of diverse backgrounds. By paying attention to the voices of bystanders and those involved, the riot is identified as an unstable and fluid formation, where the Australian flag, the beach and whiteness itself was co-opted into a much more contingent, contested and subcultural formation than hitherto described.
ISBN 0522867359
9780522867350
Language eng
Field of Research 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
Socio Economic Objective 940111 Ethnicity
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
ERA Research output type A Book
Copyright notice ©2015, MUP Academic
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30074787

Document type: Book
Collection: Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation
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