Migrating identities across time and space: Life experiences of East German migrants to Australia

Monika Gabriela Durrer

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

1471 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

This thesis is a documentation and analysis of the physical and mental migrations experienced by former citizens of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) who now reside in Australia. The study draws on social generational theory, memory studies and research on identity, and incorporates the oral histories of 36 individuals, most of whom migrated to Perth, Western Australia, between 1959 and 2011. The findings contribute to a further understanding of the diverse stories of East Germans since the GDR's foundation to the present day, and explore how identity evolves across time, space, and in response to deeply personal experiences.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date20 Sep 2016
Publication statusUnpublished - 2016

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Migrating identities across time and space: Life experiences of East German migrants to Australia'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this