Incorporating injustice: immigrant vulnerability and Latin Americans in multicultural Australia

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Mason, Robert. 2014. "Incorporating injustice: immigrant vulnerability and Latin Americans in multicultural Australia ." Journal of Intercultural Studies. 35 (5), pp. 549-562. https://doi.org/10.1080/07256868.2014.944112
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Incorporating injustice: immigrant vulnerability and Latin Americans in multicultural Australia

ERA Journal ID11461
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorMason, Robert
Journal TitleJournal of Intercultural Studies
Journal Citation35 (5), pp. 549-562
Number of Pages14
Year2014
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
ISSN0725-6868
1469-9540
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/07256868.2014.944112
Abstract

The article focuses on the emotional connections that bind migrants in Australia with their former homes. More specifically, it analyses how Australian migrants respond to perceptions of continuing injustice in their countries of birth. The article is based on a study of Latin American Australians, a group whose diversity offers conceptual spaces through which to explore emotional connections and transference between groups in Latin America and Australia. I focus on emotion and activist engagement, arguing that it is indicative of migrants' response to vulnerability and injustice in contemporary multiculturalism. As such, Latin American Australians offer an important example of Australia's changing experience of multicultural and transnational connectivity, the significance of which extends beyond the particular community.

Keywordsmigration; multiculturalism; transnationalism; migrant activism; Latin American migrants; Australia
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020470211. Migrant cultural studies
441013. Sociology of migration, ethnicity and multiculturalism
470108. Organisational, interpersonal and intercultural communication
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Arts and Communication
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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