Platon: Adelaide's Greek Workers' League Nicolacopoulos, Toula Vassilacopoulos, George 2010-04-06T02:18:13Z 2010-04-06T02:18:13Z 2009
dc.description.abstract The year 2007 marks fifty years from the formation of Adelaide’s Greek-Australian workers’ league, Platon. Drawing on the record of the league’s inaugural meeting we offer a snapshot of the hopes and aspirations of the Greek-Australians who identified “the problems of migrant workers”, namely “language, unemployment and a different lifestyle” as a central neglected social issue within Adelaide’s organised community. Through a discussion of the early formative years we argue, firstly, that in close collaboration with Democritus and Atlas, the older established Greek-Australian workers’ leagues of Melbourne and Sydney, Platon counter-posed an alternative to the dominant vision of migrant and ethnic community life which it based on the principles of mutual aid and collective self-determination. Secondly, we illustrate the role that Platon played in the establishment of strong links with the wider Australian labour and social movements. en
dc.identifier.citation Nicolacopoulos, Toula and Vassilacopoulos, George 2009. Platon: Adelaide's Greek Workers' League. In E. Close, G. Couvalis, G. Frazis, M. Palaktsoglou, and M. Tsianikas (eds.) "Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, Flinders University June 2007", Flinders University Department of Languages - Modern Greek: Adelaide, 173-182. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0725811341
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dc.publisher Flinders University Department of Languages - Modern Greek en
dc.subject Greek Research en
dc.subject Greece en
dc.subject Australia en
dc.subject Toula Nicolacopoulos en
dc.subject George Vassilacopoulos en
dc.title Platon: Adelaide's Greek Workers' League en
dc.type Article en
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