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Pre-Occupied Spaces : Remapping Italy's Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legacies (Paperback)

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By linking Italy’s long history of emigration to all continents in the world, contemporary transnational migrations directed toward it, as well as the country’s colonial legacies, Fiore’s book poses Italy as a unique laboratory to rethink national belonging at large in our era of massive demographic mobility. Through an interdisciplinary cultural approach, the book finds traces of globalization in a past that may hold interesting lessons about inclusiveness for the present.

Fiore rethinks Italy’s formation and development on a transnational map through cultural analysis of travel, living, and work spaces as depicted in literary, filmic, and musical texts. By demonstrating how immigration in Italy today is preoccupied by its past emigration and colonialism, the book stresses commonalities and dispels preoccupations.

Number of Pages: 251
Genre: Social Science, Literary Criticism, History
Series Title: Critical Studies in Italian America
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Fordham Univ Pr
Author: Teresa Fiore
Language: English
Street Date: May 23, 2017
TCIN: 52022678
UPC: 9780823274338
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-5956
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