Towards the end of 2005, as this book was nearing completion, there were ugly scenes at Cronulla and other beachside suburbs in Sydney. White and Lebanese youth squared off in a series of violent inpromptu encounters which, leaving bystanders bruised and property vandalized, propelled a nation that had long prided itself on its reputation for interethnic tolerance into a state of much-publicized collective shock. Were these race riots or not? Perhaps, as Cornel West had argued of the much more serious upheavals in LA more than a decade before, easy terms such as ‘race riot’ and ‘class rebellion’ are not applicable in such cases; rather, what was being witnessed in Cronulla and elsewhere was a ‘multi-racial, trans-class …display of justiﬁed social rage’ (West 1994: 3). ‘There is no escape from [the] interracial interdependence [of America]’, suggested West in the wake of the 1992 turmoil in LA, ‘yet enforced racial hierarchy dooms us as a nation to collective paranoia and hysteria—the unmaking of any democratic order’ (West 1994: 8).
جهت استعلام قيمت و سفارش چاپ اين محصول لطفا با انتشارات گنج حضور تماس حاصل فرماييد