“Habiibs” in Australia

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dc.contributor.author Tabar, Paul
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-31T08:27:49Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-31T08:27:49Z
dc.date.copyright 2007
dc.date.issued 2016-03-31
dc.identifier.issn 0725-6868 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3464
dc.description.abstract 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, this paper concentrates on a number of spoken Arabic words with particular emphasis on the word “habiib”, and shows the relationship between these linguistic constructs and the boundary construction of the embattled identity of these youths. Furthermore, the probing into “habiib” and to a lesser degree, into other Arabic terms, reveals the power relations that traverse the linguistic world of the male and female youths examined by this article. In other words, this article shows the extent to which hybrid linguistic constructs constitute, and are constituted by, unequal gender and ethnic relations. They are also shown to be strategic acts of resistance against the broader community, which tends to keep the users of these words at the margin of society. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title “Habiibs” in Australia en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle Language, Identity and Masculinity en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199329060 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Intercultural Studies en_US
dc.journal.volume 28 en_US
dc.journal.issue 2 en_US
dc.article.pages 157-172 en_US
dc.keywords Habiib en_US
dc.keywords “Lebspeak” en_US
dc.keywords Second-generation Lebanese-Australians en_US
dc.keywords Ethnicised masculinity en_US
dc.keywords Aestheticisation of youth identity en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07256860701236591 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Tabar, P. (2007). “Habiibs” in Australia: Language, Identity and Masculinity. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 28(2), 157-172. en_US
dc.author.email ptabar@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07256860701236591

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