Muslim Australians: the deep histories of contact

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Title Muslim Australians: the deep histories of contact
Author Ganter, Regina Josefa
Journal Name Journal of Australian Studies
Editor Tseen Khoo, Jacqueline Lo
Year Published 2008
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Muslims are now arguably the most widely debated and feared segment of the Australian community but they are also its most long-standing non-indigenous segment. In Australia we are able to draw on a long and primarily positive contact history between Muslim and non-Muslim Australians that makes nonsense of the paranoid nationalism with which the Howard government wanted to protect a way of life from 'recent invaders'. There are deep histories underlying some of the highly debated 'border control' phenomena such the Tampa refugees and 'Timorese poachers'. The way we understand our histories also shapes the way in which we can imagine our futures and the fantasy of a white Australian history does not stand up to historical investigation. Keywords: Muslims in Australia; Aboriginal history; Asian-Aboriginal history; border control
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI
Volume 32
Issue Number 4
Page from 481
Page to 492
ISSN 1444-3058
Date Accessioned 2008-11-12
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Centre for Cultural Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject PRE2009-History: Australian
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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