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"From Paesani to Global Italians" is a study of the migration history and experiences of migrants from the Veneto region in the north-east of Italy. As the Veneto, which includes the province of Venice, is today one of the most affluent regions in Italy, this book provides a contrast to the rather more well-known story of southern Italian migration. Migration from the Veneto to Australia began in the late 1800s, although the bulk of the migrants arrived immediately after the Second World War. Most northern Italian migrants to Australia come from this region. The authors explore the contribution made by this group of migrants to their new homeland, their settlement experiences and their continuing connections with their ancestral homes. They also touch on the future of ethnic groups and the crisis in aged care for people of non-English speaking backgrounds. The text is enlivened by life histories, character portraits and quotations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781920694500
ISBN-10: 1920694501
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 150mm x 20mm)
Pages: 250
Imprint: University of Western Australia Press
Publisher: UWA Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: Australia


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Author Biography - Loretta Baldassar

Loretta Baldassar is associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Western Australia. Born in Perth of Veneto descent, she has published widely in the field of migration studies. Her first book, Visits Home (MUP) won the 2002 NSW Premier's Literary Award in the Community Relations category. Ros Pesman is professor of History and pro-vice-chancellor of research at Sydney University. She has a distinguished publication record in the fields of Renaissance politics and diplomacy, history, travel and travel writing, exile, Italian migration (both Italians in Australia and Australians in Italy) and gender studies.

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