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On 11 December 2005 at Sydney’s Cronulla Beach about 5000 Australians, mostly young men from Sutherland Shire, wrapped themselves in Australian flags and asserted that Cronulla Beach belonged to them through abusive language against Lebanese Australians. Subsequently, on 12 December 2005 a group of Australians...
In 2010, the French parliament passed legislation banning the concealment of the face in public in response to a highly publicised debate over the place of the full-face Islamic veil in French society. This essay explores the thus far unexamined relationship between Jewish-French philosopher Emmanual...
Canada is often characterized as a multicultural country with two official languages associated with two official population groups: the national majority of white, anglophone Canadians and the national minority of white, francophone Quebecers. Racialized minorities, including immigrants, are situated as the third node in the...
This article examines Iraqi political developments in the last few years. It argues that unless a constitutional mechanism for proper dispersal of political powers across Iraq's regions and branches of its government is developed quickly, it may become too late for defeating Islamic State in...
ABSTRACT: This paper analyzes the relationship between Muslims and the west defined at a particular moment in post 9/11 America and the war on terror context through a conversation in the novel The Submission (2011) by Amy Waldman. It critiques the construction of knowledge...
In this paper, the apparent unrepresentability of some forms of extreme experience are explored.
India, poised to have the most Muslims by 2050, grapples to control resentment and lack of opportunities.
If current demographic trends continue, the ranks of religious believers in the world could rise through 2050, reports a Pew Research Report. Islam would show...
Review of Asia Britain: A Photographic History by Susheila Nasta and Florian Stadtler which chronicals the histories of South Asians and their descendants in Britain through extensive public archival and private photographic material.
Many scholars have been arguing that dominant knowledge and discourses on the African city are largely inappropriate. These discourses mirror simplistic modernist assumptions about what constitutes a viable, legible, efficient and competitive city. From such a vantage point the African city can only be seen...
The articles in this special themed section were submitted by presenters at the Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association’s 2012 Annual Conference on the theme ‘Racialising Desire’. This introduction briefly outlines the subject of ‘racialised desires’ while canvasing the articles collected within.