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

Author: Teresa Fiore
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2018.
Series: Critical studies in Italian America.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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 text 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 work finds traces of globalization in a past that may  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Teresa Fiore
ISBN: 9780823274376 0823274373 9780823274352 0823274357
OCLC Number: 1032363516
Notes: This edition previously issued in print: 2017.
Awards: Winner of American Association for Italian Studies Book Prize 2018
Runner-up for Edinburgh Gadda Prize 2019
Commended for MLA Howard R. Marraro Prize 2018
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
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: Critical studies in Italian America.
Responsibility: Teresa Fiore.

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