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Making Italian America: Consumer Culture and the Production of Ethnic Identities

Author: Simone Cinotto; UPSO eCollections (University Press Scholarship Online)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

Addressing topics in the history and sociology of fashion, film, food, popular music, sports, masculinity, youth subcultures, and the politics of consumption, Making Italian America explores consumer  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print
Making Italian America: Consumer Culture and the Production of Ethnic Identities
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simone Cinotto; UPSO eCollections (University Press Scholarship Online)
OCLC Number: 942305855
Notes: Book.
Awards: Winner of John G. Cawelti Award for Best Textbook/Primer in Popular and American Culture 2015
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction. All Things Italian: Italian American Consumers, the Transnational Formation of Taste, and the Commodification of Difference Simone Cinotto Part I. Immigrants Encounter and Remake U.S. Consumer Society: The Formation of Italian American Identity Through Commodities and Commercial Leisure, 1900-30 1. Visibly Fashionable: The Changing Role of Clothes in the Everyday Life of Italian American Immigrant Women Vittoria Caterina Caratozzolo 2. Making Space for Domesticity: Housing, Furnishings, Kitchenware, and Bedding in Working-Class Italian American Homes, 1900-40 Maddalena Tirabassi 3. "In Italy Everyone Enjoys It-Why not in America?": Italian Americans and Consumption in Transnational Perspective during the Early Twentieth Century Elizabeth Zanoni 4. Sovereign Consumption: Italian Americans' Transnational Film Culture in 1920s New York City Giorgio Bertellini 5. Consuming "La Bella Figura": Charles Atlas and American Masculinity, 1910-1940 Dominique Padurano 6. Radical Visions and Consumption: Culture and Leisure in the Early-Twentieth-century Italian American Left Marcella Bencivenni Part II. The Politics and Style of Italian American Consumerism, 1930-80 7. Italian Americans, the New Deal State, and the Making of Citizen Consumers Stefano Luconi 8. Italian Americans, Consumerism, and the Cold War in Transnational Perspective Danielle Battisti 9. Italian Doo-Wop: Sense of Place, Politics of Style, and Racial Crossovers in Postwar New York City Simone Cinotto 10. Consuming Italian Americans: Invoking Ethnicity in the Buying and Selling Guido Donald Tricarico Part III. Consuming Italian American Identities in the Multicultural Age, 1980 to the Present 11. The Double Life of the Italian Suit: Italian Americans and the "Made in Italy" Label Courtney Ritter 12. Sideline Shtick: The Italian American Basketball Coach and Consumable Images of Racial and Ethnic Masculinity John Gennari 13. The Immigrant Enclave as Theme Park: Culture, Capital, and Urban Change in New York's Little Italies Ervin Kosta 14. We Are Family: Ethnic Food Marketing and the Consumption of Authenticity in Italian-Themed Chain Restaurants Fabio Parasecoli List of Contributors Index


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"Making Italian America is not the first study of racial or ethnic consumption practices, but it stands out as an ambitious endeavour that extends the framework across four generations, multiple Read more...

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