Monday, April 27, 2009

VIDEO: Dr Shakira Hussein on Muslims in Australia ...

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Phil said...

Interesting that she didn't touch on the phenomenon of second generation(immigrants) identifying more with muslim rather than ethnic groupings.

Adam said...

I believe that Shakira did address that. Shakira spoke of how the discourse is shifting from identifying immigrants and people who do not fit within the narrowly defined common perception of 'Australian' as of white anglo origin, not from their nationality or national heritage but identifying them as a homogeneous 'Muslim'. Shakira went on to state that the result of this is an increase in some people taking up this discourse and describing themselves as Muslim.

I understood a theme of Shakira's speech was the illegitimacy of such broad labels.