Lost between cultures or resisting racism?

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dc.contributor.author Poynting, Scott
dc.contributor.author Tabar, Paul
dc.contributor.author Noble, Greg
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-31T11:38:52Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-31T11:38:52Z
dc.date.issued 2016-03-31
dc.identifier.issn 0121-2923 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3470
dc.description.abstract 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 held to cause a range of social problems involving these young people: from education to youth culture and the criminal justice system. A range of redemptive measures are prescribed by well-meaning and right-thinking experts: from reactionary to progressive. These comprise contradictory and complexly interrelating strategies of assimilation, conservative cultural maintenance, and liberal cultural pluralism. Yet the premise of two neatly bounded cultures with second-generation immigrant youth trapped in between does not accurately represent the lived reality of the young people, so these prescriptions are futile. Ethnocentrism in education and criminal justice systems is part of the problem. Recognition and provision of social space to develop cultural hybridities could be part of the way forwad. It is also necessary to deal with the realities of class inequality, including unequal means and power in the production and valorisation of hybridity. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Lost between cultures or resisting racism? en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle Second generation Lebanese immigrant young men in Sydney 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 Palma journal en_US
dc.journal.volume 9 en_US
dc.article.pages 93-114 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Poynting, S., Taber, P., & Noble, G. (2003). Lost between cultures or resisting racism? Second generation Lebanese immigrant young men in Sydney. Palma Journal, 9(1), 93-114. en_US
dc.author.email ptabar@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://www.academia.edu/22954924/Lost_between_cultures_or_resisting_racism_Second_generation_Lebanese_immigrant_young_men_in_Sydney

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