Title

The Albanian

Document Type

Original Creative Work

Faculty

Regional Professional Studies

School

Regional Professional Studies, Centre for Sustainable Regional Futures

RAS ID

7601

Comments

This book was originally published as: Mazza, D. (2007). The Albanian. North Fremantle, Perth : Fremantle Press. Original book available here

Abstract

The work uncovers Australian migrant identity issues relating to first generation post WW2 Australians and the negotiation of family/cultural identity against one’s social identity. It covers themes such as social and cultural isolation and the tendency for many Australians of migrant descent to search for a cultural identity beyond Australia. It problematizes these relations by looking at the experience of refugees from the former Yugoslavia in refugee camps in Sweden in the 1990s as well the experience for young people of migrant descent in regional Australia.