Cross-Cultural Children in Melbourne: Thoughts of getting married in Greek- and Ukranian-Australian families
Flinders University Department of Languages - Modern Greek
This paper is an ethnographic portrayal of Greek and Ukrainian cross-cultural children in Melbourne at an age where marriage is a topic of discussion between parents and children, when ethnic traditions are discussed, comparing the views and expectations of these two ethnic cultures. Parents mention their pre-migration experiences of marriage, also encompassing their parents’ life stories. Marriage, as a rite of passage, is explained through the theory of Arnold van Gennep.
Greek Research, Greece, Australia, Patricia Riak
Riak, Patricia 2009. Cross-Cultural Children in Melbourne: Thoughts of getting married in Greek- and Ukranian-Australian families. 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, 193-206.