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Although there is much research about the growing ethnic and religious diversity on university campuses across the world, relatively little is known about the religious and cultural experiences of Muslim students on university campuses in Australia. We focus upon the micro-publics of university campus to investigate these experiences. We draw upon an analysis of a survey that was completed by 324 Muslim students who were studying at universities in New South Wales, Australia. Our analysis points to the diversity of the Muslim student population and their commitment to diversity on campus. In these ostensibly secular environments, religiosity was not curtailed. Discrimination was reported within an education setting, and there were concerns about haram activity (alcohol consumption), but there was broad acceptance with sharing space despite the apparent incommensurates. A pro-diversity sensibility was cultivated within these post-secular micro-publics.
Author(s): Possamai A, Dunn K, Hopkins P, Amin F, Worthington L, Ali J
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Australian Geographer
Online publication date: 30/06/2016
Acceptance date: 19/05/2016
Date deposited: 04/07/2016
ISSN (print): 0004-9182
ISSN (electronic): 1465-3311
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Notes: Special Issue: The Geographies of Everyday Muslim Life in the West
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