The Greek-Australian Unemployed Movement and the Construction of the Migrants' Rights Discourse.

dc.contributor.author Nicolacopoulos, Toula
dc.contributor.author Vassilacopoulos, George
dc.date.accessioned 2008-02-18T04:31:08Z
dc.date.available 2008-02-18T04:31:08Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.description.abstract This paper will present a brief history of the organised attempts within the Greek-Australian communities to address the problem of high unemployment in the 1950s. Focusing on the formation and work of the Greek Migrants’ Unemployed Committee in Melbourne, we will argue that the Committee’s appeal to migrants’ right to work initiated the social processes that were to draw the Greek-Australian communities into the emerging rights discourse of the times. The political campaigns for the rights of the unemployed consequently paved the way for migrant workers’ formulation of their future demands to the Australian state for equal rights and social justice. en
dc.identifier.citation Nicolacopoulos, Toula and Vassilacopoulos, George 2007. The Greek-Australian Unemployed Movement and the Construction of the Migrants' Rights Discourse. In E. Close, M. Tsianikas and G. Couvalis (eds.) "Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the Sixth Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, Flinders University June 2005", Flinders University Department of Languages - Modern Greek: Adelaide, 135-144. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-000000000
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2328/1761
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Department of Languages - Modern Greek en
dc.subject Greek Research en
dc.title The Greek-Australian Unemployed Movement and the Construction of the Migrants' Rights Discourse. en
dc.type Article en
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