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By Bob Hodge,John O'Carroll

Refugees. Border security. Ethnic gangs. Terrorism. background wars. Pauline Hanson.

Australia's religion in multiculturalism has been shaken via fierce assaults from its enemies and a feeling of hindrance between its buddies. Multiculturalism has develop into a political device to win votes and generate neighborhood anxiousness. what's left of the multicultural ideal?

Bob Hodge and John O'Carroll take the heartbeat of multicultural Australia within the wake of September eleven. They examine the recent spots' of multiculturalism, displaying how they cluster round fiercely defended obstacles and borders, either literal and symbolic. They take on the problems of racism previous and current, and exhibit how injustice affects on many groups in Australia, together with Aboriginals in addition to more moderen migrant groups.

The authors argue that regardless of appearances, multiculturalism is alive and good in Australia, and a dedication to tolerance and variety characterises everyday life. in reality, Australia's multiculture is the easiest type of borderwork opposed to terrorism, racism and injustice.

A well timed, unique and confident dialogue of Australia's multicultural previous and our attainable futures.'

Graeme Turner, Director, Centre for severe and Cultural reports, collage of Queensland

This essentially written ebook shines a welcome mild at the fog of critique of Australian multiculturalism from either the suitable and the Left.'

Jock Collins, Professor of Economics, college of know-how Sydney

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