AUSTRALIA’S NEW WAVE OF ITALIAN MIGRATION: PARADISE OR ILLUSION?

Date
5 October
06:30pm to 08:00pm
AUSTRALIA’S NEW WAVE OF ITALIAN MIGRATION: PARADISE OR ILLUSION?
Edited by Bruno Mascitelli & Riccardo Armillei
 
Book launch by Professor Joseph Lo Bianco
(University of Melbourne)
 
CO.AS.IT., 199 Faraday Street, Carlton • Thurs 5 Oct 2017, 6.30pm
Free event. RSVP: here or paolo@coasit.com.au
 
Much has been said about Italian migration to Australia of the 1950s and 1960s but little is known or understood of the new, young, skilled and educated Italian migrants of the current period. This book, which is a product of more than 24 months of investigation into this recent migratory phenomenon, addresses this deficiency by bringing a broader appreciation to many aspects of Italian temporary and permanent residency to Australia. While addressing the meaning and extent of the growing temporary and permanent migration to Australia from 2004 until late 2015, this book contains a wide range of expertise and opinions that help explain this mostly unexplored topic. Relevant authorities and scholars of migration to Australia will find this volume and its timely appearance extremely helpful in uncovering a myriad of concerns, events and consequences of this migration flow, possibly leading to some remedies and redress to outstanding contemporary issues.
 
Australia’s New Wave Of Italian Migration: Paradise Or Illusion?, Edited by Bruno Mascitelli & Riccardo Armillei, Australian Scholarly Publishing, August 2017
 
Bruno Mascitelli is Associate Professor and holder of a Jean Monnet Chair in European Studies at Swinburne University. Prior to joining academia, he worked for the Australian government in Milan (Italy) for almost 18 years. Since joining Swinburne University, he has worked in teaching European Studies as well as researching in areas such as migration, European Studies as well as Italian expatriate voting. He is President of the European Studies Association of Australia (CESAA).
 
Riccardo Armillei undertook his PhD at the Swinburne Institute for Social Research where he examined the social exclusion of Romanies in Italy. His research interests include Romani/’Gypsy’ studies, citizenship and national identity, forced migrations, social justice, cross-cultural theories and practices. After a post-doc for the UNESCO Chair team at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI), he has been conducting research on ‘new Italian migrants’ (2004-2016) to Australia, seeking to examine their life experiences, individual needs and problems