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By Bob Hodge,John O'Carroll

Refugees. Border defense. Ethnic gangs. Terrorism. historical past wars. Pauline Hanson.

Australia's religion in multiculturalism has been shaken via fierce assaults from its enemies and a feeling of drawback between its associates. Multiculturalism has turn into a political instrument to win votes and generate group anxiousness. what's left of the multicultural ideal?

Bob Hodge and John O'Carroll take the heart beat of multicultural Australia within the wake of September eleven. They examine the new spots' of multiculturalism, exhibiting how they cluster round fiercely defended obstacles and borders, either literal and symbolic. They take on the problems of racism previous and current, and express how injustice affects on many groups in Australia, together with Aboriginals in addition to newer 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 form of borderwork opposed to terrorism, racism and injustice.

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

Graeme Turner, Director, Centre for serious and Cultural experiences, college of Queensland

This basically written publication shines a welcome mild at the fog of critique of Australian multiculturalism from either the proper and the Left.'

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

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