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Barbara Bloch


A review of Mary Zournazi, Keywords to War: Reviving Language in an Age of Terror ( Scribe, Carlton North, 2007).

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Barbara Bloch, University of Technology, Sydney

 Barbara Bloch is a part-time tutor and lecturer in Social Inquiry in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Technology, Sydney. Following a doctorate on the role and effects of Zionism and Israel on the Australian Jewish Community, her research interests include the diminishing status of official multiculturalism in Australian politics, the positive and negative ways local ethnically diverse communities negotiate difference, the intersections of gender, class and ethnicity in current debates, the rise of religion in our public life and the concomitant urgent need to demonstrate the significance of secularism for a civil society. In a previous life she worked as a researcher in the vocational education sector.