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Italian American Cultural Fictions : From Diaspora to Globalization - New by Francesca De Lucia

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This book focuses on the development of Italian American cultural identity throughout the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

Italy is becoming a destination, rather than a starting point for immigrants. Immigration remains a source of tension and debate both in the United States and in Europe. Analyzing the evolution of Italian American identity, from diaspora to globalization, from emblematic to latent ethnicity, can thus prove insightful.

Disparate works, including novels, films and newspaper articles, both by Italian and non-Italian American authors illustrate this paradigm. The catalyst for this transformation is the Second World War, which allowed Italian Americans to take part in the struggle to liberate Italy from Fascism, establishing in this way a connection with their roots while adhering more closely to mainstream American society through participation in the conflict. Post-war expressions of Italian American culture include the development of women’s writing, cinematic interactions with American Jews and African Americans, and the works of two novelists, Don DeLillo and Anthony Giardina, who embody different aspects of latent ethnicity.

Edition: New
Number of Pages: 180
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Transatlantic Aesthetics and Culture
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
Author: Francesca De Lucia
Language: English
Street Date: June 28, 2017
TCIN: 52817510
UPC: 9783034325653
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-3437
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