Watching Saddam Fall: Assyrian Refugees in Sydney and the Imagining of a New Iraq

Author: Greg Gow

Publisher/Publication: The International Journal of Social and Cultural Practice

Volume/Issue: 48(3)

DOI/ISBN: 10.3167/015597704782352294

The article discusses the imagining of the war and the U.S. led occupation of Iraq among Iraqi-born Assyrian refugees living in Sydney, introducing theoretical notions about transnationalism. The analysis is centered around the way through which Assyrians are relating to the conflict to the 2003 war as an affective social dynamic and the idea of 'transnational imaginaries' produced through the intersection of specific embodied practices, implicit self-understandings.