Vietnamese in Australia

Thomas, Mandy (2005) Vietnamese in Australia. In Ember, Melvin, Ember, Carol R., & Skoggard , Ian (Eds.) Encyclopaedia of Diasporas : Immigrant and Refugee Cultures Around the World. Kluwer Academic Publishers/Springer, New York, pp. 1141-1149.

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Abstract

Vietnamese-Australians live in Australia, a large island continent. The physical contrast between Vietnam and Australia is remarked upon by many Vietnamese in their migration stories. Whereas Vietnam is remembered as an interlinked sensual and social world, Australia is often viewed as a harsh, spacious, empty, dry continent.

Australia is located in a regional Asian context, but this location has always been culturally and politically problematic, as it historically attempted to define itself as a "white" European nation in the Southern Hemisphere(Ang, 2000, p. xiii; McNamara & Coughlan, 1997, p. 1). During the Gold Rush period in the late 1800s, when there was widespread opposition to Chinese labor, Australia implemented a "White Australia" policy, although there were historically a significant number of Australians of Asian background. This exclusionary immigration policy was effectively overturned in the 1970s with the acceptance of a large number of refugees from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos in 1975.

Vietnamese-Australians live predominantly in urban areas with over three quarters living in Sydney and Melbourne, the two largest cities. Within these two cities they are also highly concentrated in ethnically diverse suburbs, most living in areas with more than 1,000 residents born in Vietnam (Viviani, 1996, p. 49). However, Jupp (Jupp et al., 1990; Jupp, 1993) has argued that these areas are also zones of transition, with much movement in and out...

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Part I: Diaspora Overviews. African Diaspora in Asia; G. Campbell. African Diaspora in Europe; D. Gnammankou. African Diaspora in the Americas; K.A. Yelvington. Armenian Diaspora; K. Tölölyan. British Diaspora; E. Richards. Chilean Diaspora; T.C. Wright, R. Onate. Chinese Diaspora; A. McKeown. Croatian Diaspora; D. Winland. Greek Diaspora; I. Laliotou. Hakka Diaspora; E. Lozada. Hmong Diaspora; N. Tapp. Hui Diaspora; R. Ma. Irish Diaspora; N. Farley, P. Kilbride. Israeli Diaspora; R. Cohen. Italian Diaspora; D.R. Gabaccia. Jewish Diaspora in China; Xin Xu. Jewish Diaspora in Europe and the Americas; M.J. Konner. Jewish Diaspora in the Ancient World, Africa, and Asia; M.J. Konner. Jewish Diaspora in the Greek World; S. Bowman. Korean Diaspora; In Jin Yoon. Kurdish Diaspora; A. Hassanpour, S. Mojab. Oceanian Diasporas; D.A. Chappell. Palestinian Diaspora; S. Farsoun. Philippine Diaspora; R. Lawless. Polish Diaspora; D. Pacyga. Post-Soviet Russian Diaspora; N. Kosmarskaya. Sikh Diaspora; D. Singh Tatla. South Asian Diaspora; P. Rangaswamy. Swiss Diaspora; L. Schelbert. Tuareg Diaspora; S. Rasmussen. Yoruba Diaspora; K. Abimbola.
Part II: Topics.
Arts in Diasporas:- Art of the African Diaspora; M. Harris. Chinese Diaspora Memoirs in the United States; King Fai Tam. Dance in the African Diaspora; Y. Daniel. Literature of Korean Diaspora in Japan; Choonmie Kim. Music of the African Diaspora in the Americas; D. Hill. South Asian Diaspora in Film; J. Desai. Women and Literature in the African Diaspora; C. Boyce Davies.
Diaspora Politics and Identity:- Chinese Diaspora Politics and its Fallout in a Cyber Age; Aihwa Ong. Creating a Diaspora within a Country: Kurds in Turkey; C. Houston. Diasporas and Human Rights; P. Magnarella. Diasporas and International Agencies; M. Leopold. Diasporic Consciousness Among African-Americans; J. Glazier. Emerging Diaspora Consciousness Among African Canadians in Toronto; R. Walcott. Hindu Diaspora in the United States; A. Rajagopal. Jewish-American Identity and Israeli Security: Diasporic Connections; Y. Shain. Jews and Christians in Germany; H. Thomann Tewarson. Pakistani Migration and Diaspora Religious Politics in a Global Age; P. Werbner. Sikh Positionings in Australia and the "Diaspora" Concept; V.A. Dusenbery. Tamil Diaspora Politics; D. Sriskandarajah.
Global Cities:- Global Cities and Diasporic Networks; S. Sassen. Hong Kong; J. Bosco. Jews in Kaifeng, China; Xin Xu. Miami Diasporas; L. Konczal.
Types of Diaspora:- Asylum Diaspora: Tamils in Switzerland; C. McDowell. Chaordic Diasporas; P. Werbner. Congolese Traders: Unofficial Immigrants in France; J. MacGaffey. Diasporas and Globalization; D.M. Nonini. Long-Distance Nationalism; N. Glick Schiller. Refugee Diasporas; N. Van Hear.
Part III: Diaspora Communities. African Diaspora in the Netherlands; A. Blakely. Brazilians in the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan and Paraguay; M. Margolis. Cape Verdeans in the United States; M. Halter. Caribbeans in the United Kingdom; C. Peach. Chinese in Australia; H. Chan. Chinese in Canada; J.-A. Lee, Xiaoping Li. Chinese in Europe; Minghuan Li. Chinese in Hungary; P. Nyíri. Chinese in India; E. Oxfeld. Chinese in Japan; L. Tien-shi. Chinese in Korea; Kwang-ok Kim. Chinese in Malaysia; Chee Beng Tan. Chinese in Papua New Guinea; D.Y.H. Wu. Chinese in Russia; A. Dikariov. Chinese in Singapore; Chee Kiong Tong. Chinese in South Africa; K. Leigh Harris. Chinese in Tahiti; Yuan-chao Tung. Chinese in Thailand; Jiemen Bao. Chinese in the Philippines; T. Ang See. Chinese in the United States; Ling-chi Wang. Eritreans in the Sudan; G. Kibreab. Ethnic Chinese in Indonesia; M.G.Tan. Filipinos in Japan; J. Anderson. Greeks in Canada; A.N. Panagakos. Haitians in the United States; M.S. Laguerre. Indians in Fiji; A.R Walker. Italians in Australia; L. Baldassar. Italians in Canada; J. Zucchi. Italians in the United Kingdom; L. Sponza. Italians in the United States; V. Pagliai. Jamaicans in the United States; M. Vickerman. Japanese in Brazil; N. Adachi. Japanese in the United States; W. Ng. Jews from Rhodes in Central and Southern Africa; R. Hirschon. Jews in Denmark; T. Lichtenstein. Jews in France; J. Bahloul. Jews in Latin America; A. Ben-Ur. Jews in Morocco; E. Gottreich. Koreans in Japan; S. Ryang. Koreans in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Russia; G. Kim. Koreans in the United States; Kyeyoung Park. Kurds in Finland; O. Wahlbeck. Kurds in Germany; B. Ammann. Latinos in Japan; R. Reyes-Ruiz. Mexicans in the United States; R. Van Kemper, W. Pulte. Neo-Orthodox Jews of Germany; S. Deshen. Nuer in the United States; D. Shandy. Puerto Ricans in the United States; J. Duany. Roma in the United States; A. Sutherland. Sikhs in Canada; H. Johnston. Sikhs in the United Kingdom; D. Singh Tatla. Sikhs in the United States; B. LaBrack. South Asians in Malaysia and Singapore; A.R. Walker. Tibetans in India; D. de Voe. Turks in Germany; W. Schiffauer. Vietnamese in Australia; M. Thomas. Vietnamese in Canada; L.-J. Dorais. Vietnamese in France; M.E. Blanc.

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Keywords: Vietnamese, Australia, Hybrid, Cross-Culture
DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-29904-4_116
ISBN: 9780306483219
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > ANTHROPOLOGY (160100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Springer
Deposited On: 24 Jul 2013 22:22
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