Maltese Australian Ghana performance and debates of home

Klein, Eve (2006) Maltese Australian Ghana performance and debates of home. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 26 1-2: 57-73. doi:10.1080/07256860500074011

Author Klein, Eve
Title Maltese Australian Ghana performance and debates of home
Journal name Journal of Intercultural Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0725-6868
Publication date 2006-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/07256860500074011
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 26
Issue 1-2
Start page 57
End page 73
Total pages 17
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract Escaping unemployment the majority of first-generation Maltese Australians arrived post Second World War as economic migrants. Government policies of assimilation in place during this period and continuing social inequities have resulted in a lack of a ‘lived’ connection or sense of belonging for contemporary Maltese Australians. This paper uses Anne Marie Fortier's (2000) concept of re-membering, which draws out the importance of nostalgic remembrance to migrant community spaces and bonds, together with Kelly Oliver's (2001) framework of subjectivity as witnessing. These concepts highlight how the Maltese Australian community re-constitutes itself through actively negotiated cultural performances of Maltese folk music known as ghana.
Keyword Maltese Culture
Traditional music
Maltese Language
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Music Publications
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