Anarchism, communism and hispanidad: Australian Spanish migrants and the Civil War

Author(s)

Mason, Robert

Abstract

Despite thorough analysis of the Spanish Civil War, its impact on Spain's emigrant communities remains largely unstudied. This article focuses on the Australian Spanish community to demonstrate that migrants experienced a twofold response. They were galvanised to oppose Anglo-Australian control of the Solidarity campaign, and attempted to create an alternative public discourse. Secondly, the Civil War prompted the community to reassess their relationship to politics, dividing local Spaniards according to radical ideologies, as they debated how best to achieve socialist goals in both Spain and Australia.

Publication year

2009

Publication type

Journal article

Source

Immigrants and Minorities, Vol. 27, no. 1 (Mar 2009), pp. 29-49

ISSN

0261-9288

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

Copyright

Copyright © 2009 Taylor & Francis.

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