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dc.contributor.authorMason, Robert
dc.contributor.editorGildersleeve, J
dc.contributor.editorGehrmann, R
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-12T01:34:01Z
dc.date.available2018-10-12T01:34:01Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-319-56975-8
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-319-56976-5_10
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/369058
dc.description.abstractA community’s past trauma and memory shapes responses to subsequent traumatic events. This chapter explores the responses of Latin American refugees in Australia to 9/11 and the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Australia is home to almost 100,000 Latin Americans. Many originally came to Australia in response to the violence of dictatorship and civil war in their homes. In all of these conflicts, the United States of America (USA) proved a decisive protagonist, training forces, providing intelligence, and supplying funds to right-wing governments and paramilitaries. Many Latin Americans in Australia have been understandably critical of USA imperialism since their earliest arrival. As such, the expatriates possessed an authority to critique the USA that derived from personal experience of dispossession, death, and trauma. USA actions following 9/11 reinvoked memories of dispossession and sharpened awareness of historical injustices that remained unresolved. This chapter draws on approaches from memory studies, migration studies, and history to explore how this helps refugees reformulate a sense of self and historical justice through the Wars on Terror.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillan
dc.publisher.placeSwitzerland
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleMemory and the Wars on Terror: Australian and British Perspectives
dc.relation.ispartofchapter10
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom183
dc.relation.ispartofpageto200
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology of migration, ethnicity and multiculturalism
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistorical studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode441013
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4303
dc.titleBearing Witness to Injustice: Latin America, Refugees, and Memorialisation in Australia
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMason, Robert


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