Italy's Many Diasporasby Donna R. Gabaccia
Pub. Date: 01/27/2000
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Drawing on a wide range of studies of Italian migrants to a dozen different countries,
Italians are a migratory people. Since 1800 over 27 million Italians have left home, but over half have returned to Italy. As cosmopolitans, exiles, and "workers of the world," they transformed their homeland and many of the countries where they worked or settled abroad.
Drawing on a wide range of studies of Italian migrants to a dozen different countries, Gabaccia puts the modern Italian diaspora in historical context, charting the emergence of this once regionally fragmented diaspora as a nationally conscious cultural group.
Italy's Many Diasporas provides an ambitious and theoretically innovative overview, examining the social, cultural, and economic integration of Italian migrants. It explores their complex yet distinctive identity and their relationship with their homeland.
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Table of Contents
List of tablesForeword by the Series EditorPrefaceIntroduction1) Before Italians: making Italian culture at home and abroad2) Making Italians at home and abroad, 1790-18933) Workers of the World, 1870-19144) Transnationalism as a way of working-class life5) Nationalism and internationalism in Italy's proletarian diasporas, 1870-19146) Nation, empire, and diaspora: fascism and its opponents7) Postwar Italy: from sending to receiving nation8) Civilta italiana and the making of multi-ethnic nationsNotesIndex
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