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This book brings together the foremost scholars of Islam and Muslim politics in Australia to consider the relationship between Australian politics and society and Muslim Communities in Australia. - The book responds to such questions as: - Is there a Muslim community in Australia? - How do national differences affect the assumed 'Muslim community'? - How do Muslim residents in Australia identify themselves? - How has the experience of migration affected their sense of identity? - Does the establishment of Islamic schooling and finance amount to the separation of Muslims from the mainstream of Australian society? - How has the Australian mainstream media portrayed Muslims in Australia and how has this portrayal changed over the last 30 years? - By addressing such critical issues, the book will present a well-rounded picture of the Muslim experience in Australia and highlight key issues of concern for the Muslim community.
Abdullah Saeed is Associate Professor and Head of Islamic Studies in the Melbourne Institute for Asian Languages and Societies at the University of Melbourne. His recent publications include Islamic Banking and Interest: A Study of Prohibition of Riba in Islam and its Contemporary Interpretation (1996, Ej Brill). Dr Shahram Akbarzadeh is Lecturer in Politics (Post Soviet & Central Asia) at La Trobe University, Melbourne, and is editor of the international refereed journal, Pacifica Review.
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