The Cultures of Italian Migration: Diverse Trajectories and Discrete Perspectives

The Cultures of Italian Migration: Diverse Trajectories and Discrete Perspectives

by Anthony Julian Tamburri, Graziella Parati
     
 

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The Cultures of Italian Migration allows the adjective "Italian" to qualify people's movements along diverse trajectories and temporal dimensions. Discussions on migrations to and from Italy meet in that discursive space where critical concepts like "home," "identity," "subjectivity," and "otherness" eschew stereotyping. This volume demonstrates that

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The Cultures of Italian Migration allows the adjective "Italian" to qualify people's movements along diverse trajectories and temporal dimensions. Discussions on migrations to and from Italy meet in that discursive space where critical concepts like "home," "identity," "subjectivity," and "otherness" eschew stereotyping. This volume demonstrates that interpretations of old migrations are necessary in order to talk about contemporary Italy. New migrations trace new non linear paths in the definition of a multicultural Italy whose roots are unmistakably present throughout the centuries. Some of these essays concentrate on topics that are historically long-term, such as emigration from Italy to the Americas and southern Pacific Ocean. Others focus on the more contemporary phenomena of immigration to Italy from other parts of the world, including Africa. This collection ultimately offers an invitation to seek out new and different modes of analyzing the migratory act.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611470383
Publisher:
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Publication date:
07/21/2011
Series:
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press Series in Italian Studies Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Graziella Parati is professor of Italian, comparative literature and women's and gender studies at Dartmouth College Anthony Julian Tamburri is dean of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College/CUNY and professor of Italian & Italian/American Studies

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