Muslim Communities in Australia

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Shahram Akbarzadeh, Abdullah Saeed
UNSW Press, 2001 - History - 244 pages
This book brings together the foremost scholars of Islam and Muslim politics in Australia to consider the relationship between Australian politics and society and Muslim Communities in Australia. - The book responds to such questions as: - Is there a Muslim community in Australia? - How do national differences affect the assumed 'Muslim community'? - How do Muslim residents in Australia identify themselves? - How has the experience of migration affected their sense of identity? - Does the establishment of Islamic schooling and finance amount to the separation of Muslims from the mainstream of Australian society? - How has the Australian mainstream media portrayed Muslims in Australia and how has this portrayal changed over the last 30 years? - By addressing such critical issues, the book will present a well-rounded picture of the Muslim experience in Australia and highlight key issues of concern for the Muslim community.
 

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the book is excellent!it could be refrence of my thesis-media literacy in globalization age.especially p206:contested representation in historical perspectives: images of islam and the australian press 1950-2000.

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Comforting to find a book with such progressive, well meaning intent and honesty.

Contents

The History of Muslims in Australia Bilal Cleland
12
An Australian Islam? Religion in the Multicultural City
33
Muslims Managing Religious Diversity
53
Recently Arrived Muslim Refugee Women Coping
97
Educating Muslim Children in Australia
116
Muslim Students
138
Family Law and Muslim Communities Jamila Hussain
161
The Muslim Community Cooperative of Australia
188
Unity or Fragmentation? Shahram Akbarzadeh
228
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