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Americans in Tuscany : charity, compassion, and belonging

Author: Catherine Trundle
Publisher: New York, NY : Berghahn Books, 2014.
Series: New directions in anthropology, v. 36.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since the time of the Grand Tour, the Italian region of Tuscany has sustained a highly visible American and Anglo migrant community. Today American women continue to migrate there, many in order to marry Italian men. Confronted with experiences of social exclusion, unfamiliar family relations, and new cultural terrain, many women struggle to build local lives. In the first ethnographic monograph of Americans in  Read more...
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Trundle, Catherine.
Americans in Tuscany.
New York, NY : Berghahn Books, 2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Trundle
ISBN: 9781782383703 1782383700 1782383697 9781782383697
OCLC Number: 881567849
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Acknowledgements PART I: FRAMING CHARITY AND MIGRATION Introduction Chapter 1. A Civilized Journey PART II: FORGING CHARITABLE COMMUNITIES Chapter 2. Intimate Lives and the Art of Belonging Chapter 3. Food, Community and Incorporation Work Chapter 4. Ethical Engagement: Crafting Charitable Relations PART III: THE MORAL WORK OF CHARITY Chapter 5. 'Getting the Work Done', or an Ethos of Disinterested Equality Chapter 6. Compassion and Empathy Without Understanding Chapter 7. Accountability, Cynicism and Hope Epilogue: Charity, Reflexivity, Belonging Notes Bibliography Index
Series Title: New directions in anthropology, v. 36.
Responsibility: Catherine Trundle.

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