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CONTEXT: Family and Society. MIGRATION and. FAMILY How does migration impact on family? How does family respond to migration? For migrants, who becomes family?. MIGRATION and. SOCIETY The society one leaves. The society one comes to. Clashes and Contrasts

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Context family and society

CONTEXT: Family and Society


Migration and

MIGRATIONand

FAMILY

  • How does migration impact on family?

  • How does family respond to migration?

  • For migrants, who becomes family?


Migration and1

MIGRATIONand

SOCIETY

  • The society one leaves.

  • The society one comes to.

  • Clashes and Contrasts

  • Responding to clashes and contrasts

  • Integrating

  • Belonging


What can shape the migrant experience

What can SHAPE the Migrant Experience?

Why one leaves

Fleeing a war torn country

Seeking a better future

Persecuted in one’s country


What can shape the migrant experience1

What can SHAPE the Migrant Experience?

Why Australia?

Opportunity

Invited

Democratic

Family

Landscape


What can shape the migrant experience2

What can SHAPE the Migrant Experience?

What one brings: skills, beliefs, values, experience

Romulus

  • Truthfulness

  • Decency

  • Integrity

  • Character

  • Detests dishonesty, pretension and arrogance


What can shape the migrant experience3

What can SHAPE the Migrant Experience?

Life stage when one migrates

  • Romulus came as a family with a wife and small child.

  • Raymond was a young child, 4yrs

  • Hora and Mitru came as singles.

    How are their experiences different?


What can shape the migrant experience4

What can SHAPE the Migrant Experience?

How migrants are received

Government policy

Invited migrants

Refugees

Skilled workers


What can shape the migrant experience5

What can SHAPE the Migrant Experience?

Contrasts in landscapes


What can shape the migrant experience6

What can SHAPE the Migrant Experience?

Contrasts in landscapes


What can shape the migrant experience the landscape romulus came to

What can SHAPE the Migrant Experience?The landscape Romulus came to


Romulus has to get used to the australian landscape

Romulus has to get used to the Australian landscape

“…. Responding with the instinct of an immigrant unused to the tinder-dry conditions of an Australian summer, he set fire …in order to kill the snake.’ p 28


What can shape the migrant experience7

What can SHAPE the Migrant Experience?

Work


Romulus the blacksmith

Romulus the Blacksmith

“I have never seen a workman as skilled as my father.”

“He was deeply gratified that his work,

and he through it, should become

respected.” p 99

“His work both expressed and formed

much of his character.” p98

“Like him, his work was honest

through and through.” p98


Romulus social networks

Romulus’ Social Networks

Family and Friends

“My son is everything to me.” p 64

“Despite their quarrels, Hora and my father remained friends …” p 146

European Hospitality

“..he longed all his life for the European conviviality he knew as a young man ….” p 171

Helps those in need

“… he sent thousands of dollars to relatives I Yugoslavia.” p 165


Returning to one s homeland

Returning to one’s homeland

“To escape his ‘prison’ he talked of returning to Yugoslavia when the communist regime collapsed.”

“His experience of Yugoslavia gave him a renewed appreciation of Australia …”


Migrant stories

Migrant Stories


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