Collection of personal essays describing experiences of childhood and adolescence. Tells of the pleasures and pains of growing up within two cultures, and the difficulties of coming to terms with cultural differences. Contributors include Anna Maria Dell'oso, Rita Price, Diana Cavuoto and Sonia Cousins.
Growing Up Italian-Australian is a collection of funny tales that has no qualms about parodying my Nonni, my childhood, Sicilian morals, and archaic Sicilian traditions in contemporary Australian society. These comical parodies are dedicated to my Nonna who turned ninety and to the memory of my Nonno.
From Paesani to Global Italians is a study of the migration history and experiences of migrants from the Veneto region in the northeast of Italy. Veneto, which includes the province of Venice, is today one of the most affluent regions in Italy. Migration from the Veneto to Australia began in the late 1800s, although the bulk of the migrants arrived immediately after the Second World War. Most northern Italian migrants to Australia come from this region. The authors explore the contribution made by this group of migrants to their new homeland, their settlement experiences, and their continuing connections with their ancestral homes. The authors also touch on the future of ethnic groups and the crisis in aged care for people of non-English speaking backgrounds. The text is enlivened by life histories, character portraits, and quotations.
"This volume seeks to map an understanding of the Italian experience onto the broader picture of diasporic stories, though with an anchor in the Australian-Italian experience. It brings together key essays and testimonials that frame a picture of Italy's rich legacy at "home", in Europe more widely, and in the (post)colonial sphere, with a particular emphasis on the Australian experience. The essays collected here focus on the way an Italian Australian story has emerged and evolved in its own unique way. In some respects it might be possible to define Australia, through this community, as an Italian space, very much inscribed and described by the many voices that characterise it. What is clear throughout these pages is that past, present and future circulate through and around each other, just as notions of nation - colonial, postcolonial, emigrant and immigrant - jostle for purchase in what is in fact a contested space always under negotiation." --Back cover.
Examines the social and individual reasons behind the choice of partner from another country of birth and gives an overview of the historical and contemporary patterns of intermarriage in Australia. The study examines six immigrant communities; the United States, Netherlands, Italy, Lebanon, Indonesia and Chinese from the People's Republic of China and from Singapore.
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Collectively the essays in this collection provide a snapshot of current directions and preoccupations in contemporary travel writing scholarship. They function as a reminder of the work that has been done on representations of Indigeneity and of writing marginalised narratives into the travel canon.
In this book Dale Spender brings together the views of some remarkable women writers in challenging and provocative insights. The social revolution that has taken place over the last 30 years in relation to weddings and wives from biblical texts to New Age ceremonies is discussed. Contributors include Nadia Wheatley, Susan Mitchell, Kate Grenville and Kaz Cooke.
This book of new critical essays and interviews with writers interrogates the current usage of the term and the category of the post-colonial as a theoretical concept, discourse and state of mind. By looking at contemporary writing in English throughout the world, it critically revisions the current practice of post-colonial studies and calls attention to its significant weaknesses.