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Pre-occupied spaces : remapping Italy's transnational migrations and colonial legacies

Author: Teresa Fiore; Project Muse.
Publisher: New York, NY : Fordham University Press, 2017.
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"This book rethinks Italy's formation and development on a trans-national map through cultural analysis of travel, living and work spaces as depicted in literary, filmic and musical texts. By demonstrating how today's immigration in Italy is pre-occupied by its past emigration and colonialism, the book stresses commonalities and dispels preoccupations"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Fiore, Teresa
Pre-Occupied Spaces : Remapping Italy's Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legacies
New York : Fordham University Press,c2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Teresa Fiore; Project Muse.
ISBN: 9780823274352 0823274357 9780823274376 0823274373
OCLC Number: 1001263155
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 251 pages )
Contents: Introduction. All at One Point. The Unlikely Connections between Italy's Emigration, Immigration and (Post-)Colonialism --
Part I. Waters. Migrant Voyages and Ships from and to Italy. Aperture I: An Osean of Pre-Occupation and Possibilities: L'orda ; Crossing the Atlantic to Meet the Nation: The Emigration Ship in Mignonette's Songs and Crialese's Nuovomondo ; Overlapping Mediterranean Routes in Marra's Sailing Home: Ragusa's The Skin Between Us, and Tekle's Libera --
Part II. Houses. Multiethnic Residential Spaces as Living Archives of Pre-Occupation and Invention. Aperture II: A Multicultural Project in a National Square: The Orchestra of Piazza Vittorio ; Displaced Italies and Immigrant "Delinquent" Spaces in Pariani's Argentinian Conventillos and Lakhous' Roman Palazzo ; Writing the Pasta Factory and the Boarding House as Transnational Homes: Public and Private Acts in Melliti's Pantanella and Mazzucco's Vita --
Part III. Workplaces. A Creative Re-Occupation of Labor Spaces against Exploitation ; Aperture III: Labor on the Move: Rodari's Construction Workers and Kuruvilla's Babysitter ; Edification between Nation and Migration in Cavanna's Les Ritals and Adascalitei's "Il giorno di San Nicola" ; The Circular Routes of Colonial and Post-Colonial domestic work: Però's and Ciaravino's Alexandria and Ghermandi's "The Story of Woizero Bekelech and Signor Antonio" --
Conclusion. Italy as a Laboratory for Imagi-Nation: The Citizenship Law between In and Outbound Flows.
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: Teresa Fiore.

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