Examines the experience of Italians as Italian-Americans in Rochester, New York, following World War II. This work explores the meaning of ethnicity and reveals the anthropological, sociological, and historical theories of ethnicity and its use to advance the goals of a people.
Dr. Salamone is past Chair of the Sociology-Anthropology Department at Iona College and is currently an online facilitator at the University of Phoenix. He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Foreword by Stephen D. Glazier; Introduction; Overview of Rochester 1940-60; Rochester in World War II; Protestant Italians; The Catholic Church and Rochester's Italians; Post-War Teens; The Family - Some Personal Reminiscences; Societe in Rochester Society; Prisoners of War in Rochester; Italians and Unions; Italian Jazz in Rochester in the Context of the Wider Scene; Rochester's Italian Writers; An Interview with Jerry Mangione; The Mafia; The Boy Grows Up and Does Some Anthropology; Conclusion: Wrapping and Rapping It Up; Epilogue; Arrivederci; Bibliography; Index.