Gozo in the world and the world in Gozo : the cultural impact of migration and return migration on an island community

Xerri, Raymond C. (2002) Gozo in the world and the world in Gozo : the cultural impact of migration and return migration on an island community. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

Abstract

This thesis explores the meaning and significance of migration and return migration between the Maltese island of Gozo and the Australian city of Melbourne. The exploration begins in the Introduction with 'Lina', a Gozitan return migrant from Melboume whose situation captures the dilemma of cultural 'hybridity'. Through Lina, the reader is introduced in turn to the concept of crossings into worlds beyond the familiar, a metaphor which is employed throughout the thesis.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15366
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 2002 Cultural Studies
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Keywords Maltese, Melbourne, Gozo Island, immigrants, Malta, migration
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