Who Do You Think You Are?: Second generation immigrant women in Australia edited by Karen Herne, Joanne Travaglia, and Elizabeth Weiss

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September 1992, no. 144

Who Do You Think You Are?: Second generation immigrant women in Australia edited by Karen Herne, Joanne Travaglia, and Elizabeth Weiss

Women’s Redress Press, $14.95 pb

Who Do You Think You Are?: Second generation immigrant women in Australia edited by Karen Herne, Joanne Travaglia, and Elizabeth Weiss

by
September 1992, no. 144

The editors of Who Do You Think You Are? cheerfully point out the imprecision and contradictoriness of the second part of their title. ‘How can you be born in Australia and also be an immigrant? If you were not born in Australia but came here at an early age, how can you be second generation?’ Nevertheless, they have chosen to regard the linguistic slipperiness and confusion inherent in the term ‘second generation immigrant’ as being appropriate to the social reality of those to whom it refers. The thirty-five contributors are therefore predominantly women who were born in Australia of immigrant parents or who came to Australia at an early age.

Heather Neilson reviews 'Who Do You Think You Are? Second generation immigrant women in Australia' edited by Karen Herne, Joanne Travaglia, and Elizabeth Weiss

Who Do You Think You Are?: Second generation immigrant women in Australia

edited by Karen Herne, Joanne Travaglia, and Elizabeth Weiss

Women’s Redress Press, $14.95 pb

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