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Surfies versus westies: Kinship, mateship and sexuality in the Cronulla riot

Redmond, Anthony


In the predominantly affluent and Anglo Sutherland Shire in southern suburban Sydney, neighbourhood and extended kinship ties continue to exert powerful forces shaping local identities. During the riot of 11 December 2005 these identities were brought into relief by being pitted against the Lebanese immigrant youth who have been spatially and morally separated from Anglo-Australians. I argue that the strong homosociality exhibited in several different contexts by young Anglo-Australian men (the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Anthropology, The


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