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The Greek Diaspora of Melboure, Australia, through the eyes of the second generation Greek Australians

Avgoulas,M-I and Fanany,R 2014, The Greek Diaspora of Melboure, Australia, through the eyes of the second generation Greek Australians, in ATINER 2014 : Papers from the Athens Institute for Education and Research Conference, Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece, pp. 3-13.

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Title The Greek Diaspora of Melboure, Australia, through the eyes of the second generation Greek Australians
Author(s) Avgoulas,M-I
Fanany,RORCID iD for Fanany,R orcid.org/0000-0001-7208-7975
Conference name Athens Institute for Education and Research. Conference (2014 : Athens, Greece)
Conference location Athens, Greece
Conference dates 26-29 May 2014
Title of proceedings ATINER 2014 : Papers from the Athens Institute for Education and Research Conference
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2014
Conference series Athens Institute for Education and Research Conference
Start page 3
End page 13
Total pages 10
Publisher Athens Institute for Education and Research
Place of publication Athens, Greece
Summary Melbourne has a large and dynamic Greek community that began to form in the 1950s with migration to Australia in the years following the Second World War and the Greek Civil War. The elders of this community, in particular, have tried to ensure that their culture and traditions are kept alive and are handed down from generation to generation. The long history and cultural richness of the Greek tradition is a great source of pride to its members, and this is a key characteristic of the Greek community of Australia. Young and old Greek Australians speak of their country of origin with great pride and passion, as it remains central to their perception of nationality and ethnicity. This importance placed on the retention of the language and culture of their nation of origin means that cultural transmission across generations is of great significance to the community and can provide valuable insight into their interpretation of their own experiences. This paper will present findings from a three generation study about health beliefs and practices of women in the Melbourne Greek community. The experience of granddaughters, who represent the second Australian generation, and how they see their grandmothers’ experience as migrants to Australia will be discussed. The impact of the Diaspora phenomenon and the creation of a Greek community in Melbourne will be considered in the context of health, memory, religion, Greek culture, food, and personal and group identity.
ISSN 2241-2891
Language eng
Field of Research 169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 950304 Conserving Intangible Cultural Heritage
HERDC Research category E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Copyright notice ©2014, Athens Institute for Education and Research
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30068198

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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