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ERIC Number: EJ803965
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0818-8068
An Email From the Ether: After the Cronulla Events
Burchell, David
Australian Universities' Review, v48 n2 p6-8 May 2006
An email calling for support against racism during the late 2005 Cronulla riots left some wondering about the incapacity of critical intellectuals to consider the riots and revenge attacks which followed them in the same light--as an instance of inter-communal strife. The author of this article argues that the call for support against racism was about racism of a particular community that did not represent Australians as a whole. The key problem with this way of "doing" multiculturalism is that it provides no vantage-point from which disputes between members of "peripheral" groups and members of the core can be understood, except through the prism of cultural domination. (Contains 3 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia