Author: American Italian Historical Association. ConferencePublish On: 1990
Introduction The 1987 American Italian Historical Association's conference was
held in Chicago November 9-11 , and had as its theme “ Italian Ethnics : Their Languages , Literatures and Lives . ” The choice of the theme was made with an
Author: American Italian Historical Association. Conference
... eds., Italian Ethnics: Their Languages, Literature and Lives: Proceedings of the 2 0th Annual Conference 0ftheAmerican Italian Historical Association ...
Author: Nancy C. Carnevale
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
An examination of Italian immigrants and their children in the early twentieth century, A New Language, A New World is the first full-length historical case study of one immigrant group's experience with language in America. Incorporating the interdisciplinary literature on language within a historical framework, Nancy C. Carnevale illustrates the complexity of the topic of language in American immigrant life. By looking at language from the perspectives of both immigrants and the dominant culture as well as their interaction, this book reveals the role of language in the formation of ethnic identity and the often coercive context within which immigrants must negotiate this process.
The Review of Italian American Studies . Edited by Frank M . Sorrentino and
Jerome Krase . Lanham , MD : Lexington Books , 2000 . ... cited authors from the
disciplines of history , sociology , English , and Romance languages that feed the
burgeoning field of Italian American studies . ... In the following essay Richard
Alba contends that Italian Americans are living within the ' twilight of ethnicity '
and that ...
Anthony Julian Tamburri Foreign Languages & Literature Purdue University West Lafayette, ... Coedited Italian Ethnics: Their Language, Literature and Life ...
Author: Louis J. Gesualdi
Publisher: University Press of America
Category: Social Science
The Italian/American Experience: A Collection of Writings represents a meaningful attempt to inform Italian Americans about their group’s varied experiences in America. This book, unlike many works on the Italian American experience, contains writings that explain why popular negative notions of Italian/American life are inaccurate. The Italian/American Experience lists a number of organizations and journals specializing in Italian American culture and provides brief descriptions of many leading researchers in the field of Italian American studies. This unique text also contains an annotated bibliography of key books that deal with the lives of Italians and Italian Americans. This collection of eleven works offers readers an in-depth view of Italian American culture and heritage.
In Italian Ethnics: Their Languages, Literature and Lives (Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the American Italian Historical Association), ed.
Author: John A. Cross
Category: Social Science
This volume provides a comprehensive catalog of how various ethnic groups in the United States of America have differently shaped their cultural landscape. Author John Cross links an overview of the spatial distributions of many of the ethnic populations of the United States with highly detailed discussions of specific local cultural landscapes associated with various ethnic groups. This book provides coverage of several ethnic groups that were omitted from previous literature, including Italian-Americans, Chinese-Americans, Japanese-Americans, and Arab-Americans, plus several smaller European ethnic populations. The book is organized to provide an overview of each of the substantive ethnic landscapes in the United States. Between its introduction and conclusion, which looks towards the future, the chapters on the various ethnic landscapes are arranged roughly in chronological order, such that the timing of the earliest significant surviving landscape contribution determines the order the groups will be viewed. Within each chapter the contemporary and historical spatial distribution of the ethnic groups are described, the historical geography of the group’s settlement is reviewed, and the salient aspects of material culture that characterize or distinguish the group’s ethnic landscape are discussed. Ethnics Landscapes of America is designed for use in the classroom as a textbook or as a reader in a North American regional course or a cultural geography course. This volume also can function as a detailed summary reference that should be of interest to geographers, historians, ethnic scholars, other social scientists, and the educated public who wish to understand the visible elements of material culture that various ethnic populations have created on the landscape.
... he has also edited Italian - American Ways ( 1989 ) ; with Dominic Candeloro and Giordano , Italian Ethnics : Their Languages , Literature , and Lives ...
Author: Anthony Julian Tamburri
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Contributions of Italian Americans are indeed represented in all aspects of society. Filmmakers and authors manifest their awareness of italianitá, their Italian American identity. Numerous recent studies call for a different, multicultural perspective by which American literature and culture should be viewed. From the Margin addresses that need and explores the notion of italianitá in film and literature, both through creative works and scholarly essays. This anthology, hailed as a significant contribution to American ethnic studies, features the short stories, poems, and plays of more than thirty Italian American artists. Drawing on their individual and collective backgrounds and experience, these writers convey another vision of American life. A section of critical essays by established scholars in the field, with topics ranging from specific works and authors to broad literary movements and film studies, analyzes the Italian American phenomenon and the role of ethnicity in literature. The extensive bibliography treats creative works, critical essays, and films dealing with the Italian American experience and promises to be an invaluable research tool.
The Idealism of the Sovversivi in the United States, 1890-1940 Marcella Bencivenni ... ed., Italian Ethnics: Their Languages, Literature and Lives (Chicago: ...
Author: Marcella Bencivenni
Publisher: NYU Press
Maligned by modern media and often stereotyped, Italian Americans possess a vibrant, if largely forgotten, radical past. In Italian Immigrant Radical Culture, Marcella Bencivenni delves into the history of the sovversivi, a transnational generation of social rebels, and offers a fascinating portrait of their political struggle as well as their milieu, beliefs, and artistic creativity in the United States. As early as 1882, the sovversivi founded a socialist club in Brooklyn. Radical organizations then multiplied and spread across the country, from large urban cities to smaller industrial mining areas. By 1900, thirty official Italian sections of the Socialist Party along the East Coast and countless independent anarchist and revolutionary circles sprang up throughout the nation. Forming their own alternative press, institutions, and working class organizations, these groups created a vigorous movement and counterculture that constituted a significant part of the American Left until World War II. Italian Immigrant Radical Culture compellingly documents the wide spectrum of this oppositional culture and examines the many cultural and artistic forms it took, from newspapers to literature and poetry to theater and visual art. As the first cultural history of Italian American activism, it provides a richer understanding of the Italian immigrant experience while also deepening historical perceptions of radical politics and culture. See the official website of the book at: http://www.marcellabencivenni.com
In Italian Ethnics: Their Languages, Literature, and Lives, edited by Dominic Candeloro, Fred L. Gardaphé, and Paolo A. Giordano.
Author: Jennifer Guglielmo
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Category: Social Science
Italians were the largest group of immigrants to the United States at the turn of the twentieth century, and hundreds of thousands led and participated in some of the period's most volatile labor strikes. Jennifer Guglielmo brings to life the Italian working-class women of New York and New Jersey who helped shape the vibrant radical political culture that expanded into the emerging industrial union movement. Tracing two generations of women who worked in the needle and textile trades, she explores the ways immigrant women and their American-born daughters drew on Italian traditions of protest to form new urban female networks of everyday resistance and political activism. She also shows how their commitment to revolutionary and transnational social movements diminished as they became white working-class Americans.
A Story of Pride, Perseverance, and Paesani, from the Years of the Great Immigration to the ... Italian Ethnics: Their Languages, Literature and Lives.
Author: Steve Puleo
Publisher: Beacon Press
In this lively and engaging history, Stephen Puleo tells the story of the Boston Italians from their earliest years, when a largely illiterate and impoverished people in a strange land recreated the bonds of village and region in the cramped quarters of the North End. Focusing on this first and crucial Italian enclave in Boston, Puleo describes the experience of Italian immigrants as they battled poverty, illiteracy, and prejudice; explains their transformation into Italian Americans during the Depression and World War II; and chronicles their rich history in Boston up to the present day.
From Sicily to Elizabeth Street: Housing and Social Change Among Italian
Immigrants I88%I930. Albany: ... In Italian Ethnics: Their Languages, Literature
and Lives: Proceedings Qf the 20"' Annual Conference Qf the American Italian
Author: Anthony M. Zignego
Publisher: History Press (SC)
The shores of Lake Michigan might seem a far cry from the coastline of the Mediterranean. Nevertheless, enough Italians responded to the call--and returned home to repeat it confidently to brothers, brides and strangers--to create a thriving community in Milwaukee.
Author: Patrizia Famà StahlePublish On: 2016-04-26
“The Italian Massacre at Walsenburg, Colorado, 1895.” In Italian Ethnics: Their Languages, Literature and Lives. Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference ...
Author: Patrizia Famà Stahle
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
The Italian Emigration of Modern Times examines diplomatic issues that arose between Italy and the United States over a series of lynchings of Italian immigrant labourers before World War I. The work explores a significant epoch in Italian economic and diplomatic history which became intertwined with American ethnic and race relations issues. On one level, the book emphasises the pragmatism and restraint which characterized Italy’s official reactions to these repeated episodes of murder of its nationals. On another level, it shows that the diplomatic crises which swirled around the lynching of Italians pushed onto the American political scene the question of whether there should be a federal anti-lynching law. Naturally, the lynching of Italian nationals in the US produced wide public outrage in Italy. Italian domestic outcries presented the Italian government with a serious dilemma. Emigrant savings and financial transfers to family members remaining in Italy were an important economic asset. Italian diplomats launched investigations and protested vigorously, but ended up accepting federal financial compensation for the victims’ families. The consistent pragmatism and restraint of the Italian government through these episodes of violence is the unifying theme of the entire work.
Politeness and languages in contact: Italians in Toronto. Italian Ethnics: Their Languages, Literatures and Lives. Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference ...
Author: Julie Byrd Clark
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Through an innovative and interdisciplinary approach that combines critical sociolinguistic ethnography, multi-modality, reflexivity, and discourse analysis, this groundbreaking book reveals the multiple (and sometimes simultaneous) ways in which individuals engage and invest in representations of languages and identities.This timely work is the first to consider the significance of multilingualism and its relationship to citizenship as well as the development of linguistic repertoires as an essential component of language education in a globalized world. While examining the discourses and interconnections between multilingualism, globalization, and identity, the author draws upon a unique case study of the experiences, voices, trajectories, and journeys of Canadian youth of Italian origin from diverse social, geographical, and linguistic backgrounds, participating in university French language courses as well as training to become teachers of French in the urban, multicultural and global landscape of Toronto, Canada. In doing so, Byrd Clark skilfully illustrates the multidimensional ways that youth invest in language learning and socially construe their multiple identities within diverse contexts while weaving in and out of particularistic and universalistic identifications. This invaluable resource will not only shed light on how and why people engage in learning languages and for which languages they choose to invest, but will offer readers a deeper understanding of the complex interrelationships between multilingualism, identity, and citizenship. It will appeal to researchers in a variety of fields, including applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, language acquisition and linguistic anthropology.
Italian Ethnics: Their Languages, Literature, and Lives. Staten Island: The Association, 1990. Child, Irvin Long. Italian or American? The Second Generation ...
Author: Elena Bellina
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
How do we represent ouselves and the cultures we live in? Is it possible to trace any boundaries between reality and self-representation? Because the self represented is the product of a process of selection and choice, in many ways to represent the self is, often simultaneously, to create the self and negate the self. What, then, becomes of the self once it is represented? Because the process of self-representation cumulates in a tangible result and given that any representation of the self is necessarily a construct which aims to render visible or knowable in concrete form the unseen and unknown, self-representation is vulnerable to assessments of its naturalness or artificiality, its honesty or deceit. Many issues affect the author or artist’s self-representation, both as process and form: the medium through which the self will be represented, the motivation for representing oneself, and the role of the audience, to name only a few relevant factors. This book explores the multifaceted nature of self-representation in relation to culture from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance up to contemporary Italian, American and Australian culture with reference to concepts and questions connected to literature, poetry, philosophy, theology, history, ethnicity studies, gender studies, and visual arts.
Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America Kenyon Zimmer ... In Italian Ethnics: Their Languages, Literature, and Lives, edited by Dominic Candeloro, ...
Author: Kenyon Zimmer
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Category: Social Science
From the 1880s through the 1940s, tens of thousands of first- and second-generation immigrants embraced the anarchist cause after arriving on American shores. Kenyon Zimmer explores why these migrants turned to anarchism, and how their adoption of its ideology shaped their identities, experiences, and actions. Zimmer focuses on Italians and Eastern European Jews in San Francisco, New York City, and Paterson, New Jersey. Tracing the movement's changing fortunes from the pre–World War I era through the Spanish Civil War, Zimmer argues that anarchists, opposed to both American and Old World nationalism, severed all attachments to their nations of origin but also resisted assimilation into their host society. Their radical cosmopolitan outlook and identity instead embraced diversity and extended solidarity across national, ethnic, and racial divides. Though ultimately unable to withstand the onslaught of Americanism and other nationalisms, the anarchist movement nonetheless provided a shining example of a transnational collective identity delinked from the nation-state and racial hierarchies.
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Migration and the Transformation of Rural Italian Women, Sicily, 1880-1920 Linda Reeder ... Italian Ethnics : Their Languages , Literature and Lives .
Author: Linda Reeder
Publisher: World Scientific
Tracing the changing notions of female and male in rural Sicily, Linda Reeder examines the lives of rural Sicilian women and the changes that took place as a result of male migration to the United States.
Author: Lucia Chiavola BirnbaumPublish On: 2012-08-16
“La famiglia italiana e la famiglia statiunitense: A comparative historical study,” Italian Ethnics: Their Languages, Literature and Life,Proceedings, ...
Author: Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum
Feminist cultural historian Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum caps her previous work with The Future has an Ancient Heart, a scholarly study of the transformative legacy of African origins and values of caring, sharing, healing, and vision carried by African migrants throughout the world. Birnbaum focuses on the long endurance of these values from the first human communities in south and central Africa, ones that Africans manifested in the region of the African mediterranean landmass that later separated Africa from Europe and Asia when the ice melted and waters rose. These migrants reached every continent and later became spiritual as well as geograpical migrations back to Africa, from ancient times to the transformative present. Using the same methods as her teaching, Birnbaum employs a mutual learning process in her work to help us think about our own ancestral story, adding to the wisdom we need to surmount contemporary crises and give us the energy to help bring a more equal and just world into being. Her methodologies are grounded on empirical techniques of science and the social sciences and yet leave openings for the liminal knowledge that resides underneath and beyond boundaries of established religions, secular ideologies, and conventional science. A true work of transformation, The Future has an Ancient Heart opens the door to new possibilities within our world.
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Tusiani . " Italian Americana 2 ( 1975 ) : 34 - 49 . “ Joseph Tusiani : A Living Latin
Poet . ” The ... Italian Ethnics : Their Languages , Literature and Lives .