Η Διαγενειακή Αλληλεπίδραση Τρίτης Γενιάς και Τρίτης Ηλικίας και οι Αντοχές της Ελληνοαυστραλιανής Ταυτότητας
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Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand
Please note: this article is in Greek. The aim of the present paper is to present results and to explore questions regarding the contribution of the family factor and especially first generation migrants towards the formation of ethno-cultural identity of Greek Australian adolescents. The three thematic areas that are explored in the light of this presentation are (a) the ethno-cultural characteristics of the Greek Australian family, (b) the intergenerational relationships between adolescents and their grandparents, and (c) the ethno-cultural transformation of Greek Australian adolescents. The contemporary Greek Australian family is distinguished for its pluralistic character in its composition and the values that it displays, having as a central feature the intergenerational co-existence of three generations. Greek cultural continuity in the Antipodes is being challenged during the transmission of the core Greek cultural values from one generation to another; with the third generation exhibiting a distinct cultural and linguistic identity compared to the first generation and an apparent departure from the tangible elements of Greek culture. This transition is being shaped by inter-family and inter-generational factors, as well as external forces. Despite these trends, the multi-dimensional relationships between grandchildren and their grandparents — manifested as regular conversational interactions and underpinning emotional interrelationships — can contribute favourably in the dynamic transition from a lower state of cultural awareness towards a more balanced inter-culturalism. This desirable outcome is contingent on being established as a conscious objective of the Greek Australian family.
Greece, Greek research, Australia
Kyriakopoulou-Baltatzi, C., 2013. Η Διαγενειακή Αλληλεπίδραση Τρίτης Γενιάς και Τρίτης Ηλικίας και οι Αντοχές της Ελληνοαυστραλιανής Ταυτότητας. Journal of Modern Greek Studies - Special Issue, 346-361.