Waters of belonging : Al-miyahu Tajma'unah: Arabic Australians and the Georges River Parklands

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dc.contributor.author Goodall, Heather
dc.contributor.author Byrne, Denis
dc.contributor.author Cadzow, Allison
dc.contributor.author Wearing, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Goodall, Heather en_US
dc.contributor.author Byrne, Denis en_US
dc.contributor.author Cadzow, Allison en_US
dc.contributor.author Wearing, Stephen en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012
dc.date.available 2012
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier 2011001969
dc.identifier 2011001969 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9780987236937
dc.identifier.issn 9780987236937 en_US
dc.identifier.other Book
dc.identifier.other R1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/17709
dc.description.abstract Waters of Belonging: Al-Miyahu Tajma'unah, has been created by talking with the Arabic Australians who live around the Georges River and who often visit its parklands. They explain here their memories of their early homelands, which are given a context with information about the histories of rivers and protected areas in the Middle East. Then these Arabic Australians talk about their hopes about parks in Australia and their actual experiences in the parklands around their new homes near the Georges River. The book arises from the Parklands, Culture and Communities project, supported by the University of Technology Sydney and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, to investigate the ways cultural diversity shapes people's understandings and uses of green spaces, especially in cities. The book is one of a series (available through the Georges River Project website), which focus on the knowledge about nature which immigrants bring from their homelands as well as on the experiences they have in Australian parks and on Australian rivers. Waters of Belonging: Al-Miyahu Tajma'unah concludes with the recommendations of the Arabic Australians who took part in the book about how parks can be made more inclusive, relevant and welcoming for all communities. en
dc.description.abstract This series arises from Parklands, Culture and Communities, a project which looks at how cultural diversity shapes people's understandings and use of the Georges River and green spaces in Sydney's south west. We focus on the experiences of four local communities (Aboriginal, Vietnamese, Arabic and Anglo Australians) and their relationships with the river, parks and each other. Culturally diverse uses and views have not often been recognised in Australia in park and green space management models, which tend to be based on Anglo-Celtic 'norms' about nature and recreation. UTS and the Office of Environment and Heritage supported this research because they have been interested in how the more diverse cultural knowledges held by Australians today might offer support for managing green spaces more effectively. en_US
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher UTSePress en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/research/handle/10453/17709 en_US
dc.title Waters of belonging : Al-miyahu Tajma'unah: Arabic Australians and the Georges River Parklands en
dc.title Waters of belonging : Al-miyahu Tajma'unah: Arabic Australians and the Georges River Parklands en_US
dc.type Book en
dc.publocation Sydney en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 55 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 160802 en_US
dc.personcode 890007 en_US
dc.personcode 100128 en_US
dc.personcode 040590 en_US
dc.personcode 856692 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Environmental Sociology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.staffid 856692 en_US

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