People and Place

  • Senem Mallman


In this chapter, Mallman presents how the culturally diverse second-generation migrant women viewed their position in Australian society and how they perceived home as a complex relationship between people and place. The women described their sense of feeling at home in relation to certain landscapes and locales. For some of the women, their sense of belonging aligned with their choice of work. Regardless of their enduring sense of ambivalence, they were still motivated to transmit whatever cultural knowledge they possessed to their children. The language, the food, the music, visits to the homeland, and the many family history stories, no matter how fragmented or incomplete, were passed on in order to maintain some form of connection and to help the third generation on their way to finding their own story and identity.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Senem Mallman
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  1. 1.La Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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