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  • Tabar, Paul (2016-03-31)
    'Ashura is a Shi'i religious ceremony organised yearly by the Moslem Shi'is around the world. The Shi'is in Sydney have been commemorating 'Ashura in an increasingly elaborate and sophisticated manner. The aim of this paper ...
  • Tabar, Paul; Egan, Martyn
    This article uses Pierre Bourdieu’s theory to analyze the relation between the Lebanese state and the reproduction of unequal power relations, in particular through the phenomenon of wasta (an Arabic word referring to the ...
  • Salamey, Imad; Tabar, Paul (2015-09-21)
    Is ‘consociational democracy’ a sustainable working model for deeply divided societies? Despite its relative success in Lebanon, rapid urbanization has presented serious challenges to the rigid confessional power-sharing ...
  • Tabar, Paul (2016-03-31)
    The dabki is a folkloric dance enacted by Lebanese migrants in Australia. This paper examines this dance and shows that it is invested with many issues pertaining to the harsh realities of Lebanese migrants in Australia. ...
  • Salamey, Imad; Tabar, Paul (2015-09-07)
    Despite being considered as one of the oldest constitutional democracies in the Middle East, Lebanon has been confronted with periodical institutional crises and civil violence. A protracted transitional period towards ...
  • Tabar, Paul (2016-03-31)
    Tackling the phenomenon of using Arabic words by second-generation Lebanese-Australians when conversing in English, and reading it culturally and sociologically, constitutes the primary aim of this article. In so doing, ...
  • Tabar, Paul; Noble, Greg; Scott, Poynting (2016-03-31)
  • Tabar, Paul
    This paper takes Lebanon as a case study to examine the relationship between human development and immigration. It examines this issue from both ends: the sending and the receiving countries. The author suggests that by ...
  • Poynting, Scott; Noble, Greg; Tabar, Paul (2016-03-31)
    This article reports on an ethnographic study of teenage male secondary school students of Arabic‐speaking background in a working‐class suburb of Sydney. Interviews with friendship groups of migrant young men explored ...
  • Tabar, Paul
    What is a diaspora? Can it be distinguished from a ‘transnational community’? This paper discusses the Lebanese migrants abroad and their relationships with Lebanon by deploying the Bourdieusian concept of ‘field’. It ...
  • Poynting, Scott; Tabar, Paul; Noble, Greg (2016-03-31)
    There is widespread popular belief, both among Sydney's Lebanese-Australian communities and Anglo-Australians, that second-generation immigrant youth of Lebanese background are 'caught between two cultures'. This is often ...
  • Poynting, Scott; Noble, Greg; Tabar, Paul (2016-03-31)
    This article details a moral panic in 1998–2000 about “ethnic gangs” in Sydney's south-western suburbs and analyses its ideological construction of the links between ethnicity, youth and crime. It documents the racisms of ...
  • Tabar, Paul; Longuenesse, Elisabeth
    Whilst a few scholars have examined the situation of domestic workers, the issue of migrant labor as a whole (its contribution to the labor market, the status and situation of different categories of workers, and their ...
  • Tabar, Paul; Dorai, Kamel
    .This presentation discusses the writings on migration that have been produced in Lebanon by social scientists. What are they? Which discipline has produced more studies in the domain of social sciences? What is the dominant ...
  • Tabar, Paul
    This paper examines a particular event that occurred in Australia within the Australian-Lebanese community: it is the political mobilisation of a substantial number of this community to participate in the general elections ...
  • Tabar, Paul; Skulte-Ouaiss, Jennifer (Cambridge scholars, )
  • Tabar, Paul; Noble, Greg; Poynting, Scott (2016-03-31)
    Since the advent of multiculturalism in Australia in the 1970s, ‘ethnicity’ has acquired not only cultural and social importance, but significant political consequences as groups mobilised around ‘ethnic communities’ and ...
  • Baroudi, Sami E.; Tabar, Paul (2015-10-26)
  • Skulte-Ouaiss, Jennifer; Tabar, Paul (2016-04-19)
    This paper seeks to assess when and how the Lebanese Diaspora in Australia, Canada and the USA is most able to affect homeland affairs in Lebanon. Drawing on over 300 in-depth interviews and analysing literature on the ...