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The Greek diaspora of Melbourne: Australia through the eyes of the second generation Greek Australian

Avgoulas, Maria-Irini and Fanany, Rebecca 2015, The Greek diaspora of Melbourne: Australia through the eyes of the second generation Greek Australian, Athens journal of social science, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 99-108.

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Title The Greek diaspora of Melbourne: Australia through the eyes of the second generation Greek Australian
Author(s) Avgoulas, Maria-Irini
Fanany, RebeccaORCID iD for Fanany, Rebecca orcid.org/0000-0001-7208-7975
Journal name Athens journal of social science
Volume number 2
Issue number 2
Start page 99
End page 108
Total pages 10
Publisher Athens Institute for Education and Research
Place of publication Athens, Greece
Publication date 2015-04
ISSN 2241-7737
Keyword(s) Greek diaspora
culture
religion
Australia
identity
Summary 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.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner
Language eng
Field of Research 200208 Migrant Cultural Studies
Socio Economic Objective 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C2 Other contribution to refereed journal
Copyright notice ©2015, Athens Institute for Education and Research
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30072893

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