In Her Own Image: Greek-Australian Women: Beyond the Stereotypes
The role of Greek women in Australian society has not been fully explored as they were often underated by their dominant male society.
Leonard Janiszewski & Effy Alexakis will give a Historical and Contemporary Insight, 1820s to Present, of Greek-Australian women, their position and successes in Australian Society.Essentially, both the Australian media and sociologists have provided perceptions of Greek-Australian women generally denuded of detailed and insightive historical context.
The submerging of early Greek-Australian female voices by their numerically dominant male counterparts has compounded this situation. Stereotypes have consequently evolved and persisted. Yet, the stories of Greek-Australian women over almost 200 years reveal and revel in individual and collective successes, failures, hopes and dreams, of an Australia of challenges, a Greece of memory and a faith in the unfolding of a potentially unlimited future.
This presentation attempts to instigate a commencement along the road of detailed inquiry into a historical understanding of Greek-Australian women.