At home in the entrails of the west: multiculturalism, ethnic food and migrant home-building. G Hage. Home/world: Space, community and marginality in Sydney’s. Ghassan Hage proposes that both racism and humanity’s destructive relationship with the environment emanate from the same mode of inhabiting the world: an. Ghassan Hage is Professor of Anthropology and Social Theory at the University of Melbourne. Ghassan is the author of, amongst others, White Nation ().

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