Incorporating injustice: immigrant vulnerability and Latin Americans in multicultural Australia

Mason, Robert (2014) Incorporating injustice: immigrant vulnerability and Latin Americans in multicultural Australia. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 35 (5). pp. 549-562. ISSN 0725-6868


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.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2014 Taylor & Francis. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2015 02:22
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2016 05:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: migration; multiculturalism; transnationalism; migrant activism; Latin American migrants; Australia
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200208 Migrant Cultural Studies
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200105 Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/07256868.2014.944112

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