By Bob Hodge,John O'Carroll

Refugees. Border safeguard. 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 main issue between its associates. Multiculturalism has turn into a political device 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, displaying how they cluster round fiercely defended limitations and borders, either literal and symbolic. They take on the problems of racism prior and current, and convey 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 lifestyle. in truth, 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 prior and our attainable futures.'

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

This basically 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, collage of know-how Sydney

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