Struggles to Belong: Greek Migrants' Citizenship Rights.
Department of Languages - Modern Greek
In this paper we offer an account of Greek migrant activists’ struggles to secure citizenship rights in the 1950s and 1960s. Focusing on the collaborative efforts between a number of 'national groups' of the times, we will demonstrate how Greek migrant activists, including trade union and peace activists, and their community organisations, initiated the promotion of a broad awareness campaign. This campaign drew upon a notion of active Greek-Australian citizenship to challenge their presumed 'perpetual foreigner' position.
Nicolacopoulos, Toula and Vassilacopoulos, George 2007. Struggles to Belong: Greek Migrants' Citizenship Rights. 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, 145-154.