The Construction of Cultural Identity

Germans in Melbourne

By Stefanie Everke Buchanan

In this book, author Stefanie Everke Buchanan examines the ways in which German identity is lived in present-day Melbourne. She defines key operative terms such as identity, culture, community and symbols and rituals before the background of societal processes such as globalization and transnationalism, which, in turn, define the conditions under which migration from Germany to Australia takes place. Her data is gained from empirical, ethnographic fieldwork. As the focus group of her book is one of the most prominent ethnic groups in the history of migration to Australia, she gives a brief history of German migration to Australia to provide necessary background knowledge.


224 pages

Publication Date: 7/12/2007
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783825801830