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International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding

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Islamophobia, social distance and fear of terrorism in Australia: a preliminary report

Muslims in Australia are an ethnically and culturally diverse group. Muslims are currently the third largest religious group in Australia and their numbers are predicted to grow significantly in the coming decades. Previous research has shown that, even though Australian Muslims tend to be well...
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‘Aussie Afghans’ – The identity journeys of Muslim Australians, with a focus on Hazara Afghans, as they negotiate individual, ethnic, religious and national identities

This project explores the dynamic trajectories that ‘Hazara Afghan Australian Muslims’ take as they negotiate through their multiple sense of identities in each of these categories. The investigation into the lives of Hazara Australians raises important questions and provides some interesting results. More than anything...
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The older migrants forum

On 27 November 2015, the MnM Centre partnered with Welcome to Australia to hold an Older Migrants Forum. The forum was chaired by Mohammad Al-Khafaji, Chief Executive Officer: Welcome to Australia, with group discussions facilitated by Dr Amrita Malhi, MnM Centre Research Fellow, and Leah...
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Next-door strangers: explaining ‘neighbourliness’ between Hindus and Muslims in a riot-affected city

Abstract: One of the factors demonstrated by racial or religious segregation is people’s preference for residential homophily – the tendency of like-minded people to gather in the same places. In societies disposed to ethnic conflict, homophily serves the added purpose of safety in numbers. When...
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Performance activism in Nabi Saleh: the collaborative theater of politics and resistance

Having spent the last five years studying the organization and aesthetics of citizen protest against oppressive power structures in the Middle East and Africa, we find ourselves in agreement with the description of the protests as “staged.” But the criticism of such staging reflects a...