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SEMINAR: Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series- Zoom Edition

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Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series- Zoom Edition : From Argentina to Australia: A Multi-Scale Ethnographic Study of Argentines Residing in Perth Other events...

This research project aims to contribute to the understanding of Argentinian migration in Australia. Using Castles’ concept of social transformation, the goal is to explore, from a single case study, how transformations are reflected in the narratives, and how this change becomes a shift in social relationships so profound that it affects virtually all forms of social interaction. Adopting a multi-scalar approach, at micro level, I focus on home-building practices and how the sense of belonging is transformed through these practices. At a meso level, I explore the existence of transnational social and care support networks together with any community formation process. At a macro level, I explore how the temporariness and permanency of the Australian Migration Scheme is lived by this group of migrants. Ethnographic research exploring the narratives of temporary and permanent residents that arrived in Australia between 1975 and the present will be conducted.


Bernardo Tomás Dewey is a PhD student in the School of Social Science at the University of Western Australia. His research focuses on Argentinian migration to Australia with special interest on home-building practices, social networks, temporary and permanent visas. His other research interest centres on migration, neoliberalism, globalization, inequality and questions of identity and belonging, as well as methodologies in migration studies. He completed his BA in Sociology at Universidad del Salvador, Argentina. He worked for Fundacion Haciendas Maya, conducting ethnographic research in Indigenous communities in southern Mexico. He then worked for the Max Planck Institute in south Buenos Aires, Argentina conducting research on Bolivian and Peruvian migration working at “La Salada”, the biggest informal market in Latin America. After working four years for the Department of Education of Western Australia, Bernardo decided to continue his academic career at UWA.

Zoom Session Details: Link: https://uwa.zoom.us/j/91735014313?pwd=WUxHbzljTHFWRktTTjYrUEhod0RYdz09 Password: 316410
Speaker(s) Bernardo Tomas Dewey
Location Zoom Session- Link: https://uwa.zoom.us/j/91735014313?pwd=WUxHbzljTHFWRktTTjYrUEhod0RYdz09 Password: 316410
Contact Dorinda 't Hart <[email protected]>
Start Fri, 22 May 2020 14:30
End Fri, 22 May 2020 15:30
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Last Updated Thu, 21 May 2020 10:18
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