Happy holidays from us to you—get up to 30 £/$/€ off your next print or eBook! Shop now >>

Palgrave Studies in Migration History

Italians in Australia

History, Memory, Identity

Authors: Ricatti, Francesco

  • Explores the history of Italian migration to Australia 
  •  
  • Offers a transcultural perspective, and examines broader issues such as politics, language, religion, class, racism, gender and sexual identity, health and aged care 
  •  
  • Combines analyses of secondary sources, archival primary sources, and public memory
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook £35.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78873-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £44.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78872-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This book provides a concise and innovative history of Italian migration to Australia over the past 150 years. It focuses on crucial aspects of the migratory experience, including work and socio-economic mobility, disorientation and reorientation, gender and sexual identities, racism, sexism, family life, aged care, language, religion, politics, and ethnic media. The history of Italians in Australia is re-framed through key theoretical concepts, including transculturation, transnationalism, decoloniality, and intersectionality. This book challenges common assumptions about the Italian-Australian community, including the idea that migrants are ‘stuck’ in the past, and the tendency to assess migrants’ worth according to their socio-economic success and their alleged contribution to the Nation. It focuses instead on the complex, intense, inventive, dynamic, and resilient strategies developed by migrants within complex transcultural and transnational contexts. In doing so, this book provides a new way of rethinking and remembering the history of Italians in Australia.


About the authors

Francesco Ricatti is Cassamarca Senior Lecturer in Italian Studies at Monash University, Australia, and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Creative Humanities at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Mapping Complexity: A Transcultural Approach

    Ricatti, Francesco

    Pages 1-15

  • Historical Outline

    Ricatti, Francesco

    Pages 17-34

  • Work and Socio-economic Mobility

    Ricatti, Francesco

    Pages 35-51

  • Racism and Racial Ambiguity in a Settler Colonial Context

    Ricatti, Francesco

    Pages 53-74

  • Family and Generational Negotiations

    Ricatti, Francesco

    Pages 75-97

Buy this book

eBook £35.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78873-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £44.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78872-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Italians in Australia
Book Subtitle
History, Memory, Identity
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Migration History
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78873-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78873-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78872-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 147
Topics