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The lessons of civilising imperialism

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December 2006–January 2007, no. 287

Australia and the Middle East: A front-line relationship edited by Fethi Mansouri

I.B. Tauris, $49.95 hb, 259 pp, 1845112091

The lessons of civilising imperialism

by
December 2006–January 2007, no. 287

In recent years, particularly since the Tampa and children overboard incidents and the 9/11 attacks, there has been a marked change in public and political perceptions of Middle Eastern migrants and the Arab–Australian community. In August 2001, for instance, the chair of a parliamentary inquiry into Australia’s relations with the Middle East, David Jull, introduced the committee’s report with the ‘reassuring’ observation that ‘for the most part, the tensions and conflict in the Middle East have not affected the relations between the various community groups in Australia’.

Jonathan Pearlman reviews 'Australia and the Middle East: A front-line relationship' edited by Fethi Mansouri

Australia and the Middle East: A front-line relationship

edited by Fethi Mansouri

I.B. Tauris, $49.95 hb, 259 pp, 1845112091

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