30 / 2009
Rebeka Mesarić Žabčić, Marina Perić Kaselj

National identity of Croatian emigrants in overseas countries: examples (comparison) of Croatian migrant communities in Argentina and Australia (New South Wales)

The article discuses national identity on the example of the Croatian diaspora in two overseas countries: Argentina and Australia. The time frame is set from the beginning of the Second World War until today. The topic of the research is the Croatian diaspora with different social and national activities, as well as the attitudes within the Croatian emigrant societies. The purpose of the article is to determine the manner in which the national identity of the Croatian Diaspora in the two overseas countries was formed and preserved and to identify possible similarities or differences between them.
KEY WORDS: Croatian diaspora, overseas migration, Argentina, Australia, Croatian emigrants, Croatian emigrant/migrant community, Croatian emigrant societies, national identity