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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Studies in Italian American folklore.
Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 1993
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Luisa Del Giudice
|ISBN:||0874211670 9780874211672 0874211719 9780874211719|
|Description:||vii, 285 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Tears of blood / Anna L. Chairetakis --
Archvilla / Luisa Del Giudice --
Playing with food / Sabina Magliocco --
From the Paese to the Patria / Dorothy Noyes --
Stereotypes as cultural constructs / Paola Schellenbaum --
Multivocality and vernacular architecture / Joseph Sciorra.
|Series Title:||Publications of the American Folklore Society., New series (Unnumbered)|
|Other Titles:||Italian American folklore|
|Responsibility:||edited by Luisa Del Giudice.|
The interplay of these variables, in tension with American and Canadian society, contextualizes New World traditions - from the archvillas of Toronto, Canada, to the festival foods of Italians in Indiana, the sung villanella of Calabrians in New York, cultural stereotypes of Italians in Northern California, the "invention" of Italy by 1920s Philadelphians, and the multiple meanings of a grotto shrine on Staten Island. These essays will set a new standard for Italian American folklore scholarship.
. An introduction to Studies in Italian American Folklore analyzes the recently controversial figure of Christopher Columbus in Italian folk culture and considers the meaning of his commemoration. The collection includes the first comprehensive bibliography of Italian American and Canadian folklore scholarship.