Resentment and Reluctance: Working with everyday diversity and everyday racism in Southern Sydney

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Show simple item record Bloch, BA Dreher, TI 2010-05-28T09:57:45Z 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Intercultural Studies, 2009, 30 (2), pp. 193 - 209
dc.identifier.issn 0725-6868
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Pilot research on community conflict resolution, conducted in a local government area in southern Sydney in late 2006, revealed paradoxical findings: the simultaneous presence of both high levels of cross-cultural mixing and appreciation of the area's culturally diverse population; and the prevalence of prejudice against Arab and Muslim residents and visitors to the area. Many respondents, who supported cultural diversity, saw Arab and Muslim Australians as an exception and even a threat to harmonious community relations. Particularly striking was the anxiety and anger caused by their apparent large numbers, seen to be taking over certain public recreational spaces. This paper explores the contradictions in these findings in light of other contemporary Australian research and identifies complex and difficult issues to be addressed by research and by local government. In particular, the paper discusses the need to address the interconnections between both everyday multiculturalisms and everyday racisms, to distinguish between 'victim' claims amongst diverse communities, and to ground research and policies on 'place-sharing' in Indigenous sovereignties.
dc.publisher Routledge
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1080/07256860902766982
dc.rights This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Intercultural Studies Volume 30, Issue 2, 2009 pages 193-209. Journal of Intercultural Studies is available online at:
dc.title Resentment and Reluctance: Working with everyday diversity and everyday racism in Southern Sydney
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of Intercultural Studies
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 30
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 193 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 209 en_US FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-Cultural Studies
dc.personcode 970958
dc.personcode 101012
dc.percentage 100 en_US Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Everyday Multiculturalism; Everyday Racism; Indigenous Sovereignties; Place-sharing; Public Space en_US
dc.description.keywords Everyday Multiculturalism
dc.description.keywords Everyday Racism
dc.description.keywords Indigenous Sovereignties
dc.description.keywords Place-sharing
dc.description.keywords Public Space
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
utslib.copyright.status Open Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)
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