Australian-Latin American Relations: New Links in a Changing by Elizabeth Kath (eds.)

By Elizabeth Kath (eds.)

This pioneering interdisciplinary ebook explores the hot fiscal, cultural, and political ties among Australia and Latin the US, situating them in the context of broader international adjustments, Australia's position within the worldwide South, and Latin America's elevated strategic and fiscal relevance to the Asia-Pacific region.

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In our view, each of the different categorizations in the literature is useful but this categorization is particularly helpful in highlighting an important inflexion point (the beginning of the 1990s) that saw a significant shift in migration policy. According to this categorization, what we can call the first wave of migration took place during the 1970s and into the 1980s. This group was mainly comprised of skilled workers and refugees leaving Southern L AT I N AM E R I C A N M I G R AT I O N T O AU S T R A L I A 19 Cone countries that were under dictatorial rule.

However, it should be noted that it serves as only a rough guide, due to the difficulty of an accurate registration of second- and third-generation Latin American-Australians. The table does not include (a) people who have migrated to Australia just for a brief time, have come and left, or live temporarily in other locations; and (b) people who might be of Latin American origin but identify more strongly with another country (including Australia), and therefore do not report their connection with the region (as happens with some migrants who lived for an extended period of time in Latin America, but with citizenship from another country).

Chapter 2 A Tale of Two Waves: Latin American Migration to Australia Raul Sanchez Urribarri, Vicente Perez de Leon, Mara Favoretto, Elizabeth Kath, John Sinclair, and Annie Fergusson Introduction Latin American migrants have had an increasing presence in Australia since the 1960s and constitute a sizeable community today. Yet, despite their growing size and contributions in the Australian context, our knowledge about this migrant group (or collection of migrant groups) is still limited. The publications that do exist explore some important themes, such as the country origins and migration experiences of Latin Americans in Australia, the adaptation processes of Latin American people to life in their new country, and the formation and consolidation of diaspora(s) of peoples from this region.

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