Detractors of Integration

  • Abdi HersiEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series book series ( CAL)


There are inconsistent thoughts on what hinders the integration of individual immigrants. This chapter presents research findings of Australian Muslim conceptions of barriers to integration. Responses provided by Australian Muslim participants focus both the individual and institutional level barriers to integration. The chapter explains activities, behaviours and actions Muslims deem to indicate lack of integration. It describes how Muslim respondents engaged in a self-critiquing exercise and speak from personal encounters with members of their own communities that are at risk of failing to integrate into Australian society.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural ResearchGriffith UniversityNathanAustralia

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