No arms other than paper: Salvador Torrents and the formation of migrant identity in northern Australia, 1916-50

Mason, Robert (2010) No arms other than paper: Salvador Torrents and the formation of migrant identity in northern Australia, 1916-50. Australian Historical Studies, 41 (2). pp. 166-180. ISSN 1031-461X

Abstract

This article investigates northern Australia’s Spanish-speaking community, in order to probe the formation of migrant identity and the perception of Australian society. The community communicated extensively with other members of the global Hispanic Diaspora throughout Europe and the Americas, and used this correspondence to reflect on their experiences in Australia. One individual in particular, Salvador Torrents, wrote a large number of articles and short stories, demonstrating the complex interplay between local and international issues. Migrants used this interaction of local and global events, and the framework provided by transnational radical Hispanic debate, to critique Australian society and migrants’ place within it.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's verison not held.
Depositing User: Dr Robert Mason
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2010 05:29
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2012 03:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: migrant identitity; Spanish; Australia; Salvador Torrents
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210307 European History (excl. British, Classical Greek and Roman)
16 Studies in Human Society > 1603 Demography > 160303 Migration
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1080/10314611003713611
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7062

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