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Title: Abiding Arabs in Australia. "Arab-Australians Today: Citizenship and Belonging", by Ghassan Hage (ed.). [review]
Authors: Yeatman, Anna
Keywords: Book review
Migrants -- Australia
Issue Date: Jun-2002
Publisher: Australian Book Review
Citation: Yeatman, Anna 2002. Abiding Arabs in Australia. Review of "Arab-Australians Today: Citizenship and Belonging" by Ghassan Hage (ed.). 'Australian Book Review', No 242, June/July, 53-54.
Series/Report no.: No 242
Abstract: This important collection raises fundamental questions about citizenship and belonging in an historical era in which identity is even more ethnicised than it used to be, and where struggles over access to citizenship, dispossession and colonialism are heavily invested with ethnic and racial features. The book contains Australian histories of Arab (primarily, but not exclusively, Lebanese) immigrant communities and of the discrimination and exclusion they have faced at different stages in Australia. However, the most theoretical of the articles offer insights that are of value to all who seek to understand immigration, exile and minority status in relation to citizenship in the state societies of the modern West.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/1813
ISSN: 0155-2864
Appears in Collections:No 242 - June / July 2002

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