The Cultures of Italian Migration allows the adjective "Italian" to qualify people's movements along diverse trajectories and temporal dimensions. Discussions on migrations to and from Italy meet in that discursive space where critical concepts like "home," "identity," "subjectivity," and "otherness" eschew stereotyping. This volume demonstrates that interpretations of old migrations are necessary in order to talk about contemporary Italy. New migrations trace new non linear paths in the definition of a multicultural Italy whose roots are unmistakably present throughout the centuries. Some of these essays concentrate on topics that are historically long-term, such as emigration from Italy to the Americas and southern Pacific Ocean. Others focus on the more contemporary phenomena of immigration to Italy from other parts of the world, including Africa. This collection ultimately offers an invitation to seek out new and different modes of analyzing the migratory act.
Graziella Parati is professor of Italian, comparative literature and women's and gender studies at Dartmouth College Anthony Julian Tamburri is dean of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College/CUNY and professor of Italian & Italian/American Studies
Chapter 1 Thinking Anew: An Introduction Chapter 2 Screening the Silent Film: Reginald Barker's The Italian and the Resurgence of American Nativism Chapter 3 Dagli Appennini alle risaie: Italian Global Soundscapes, Memory, History, and Performance in the Voice of Women Chapter 4 Voices of a Minor Empire: Migrant Women Writers in Contemporary Italy Chapter 5 Beyond Fortress Europe: Cartographies of Migrant Routes in Yousef Wakkas' Narratives Chapter 6 The Italian Ethnic Press in a Global Perspective Chapter 7 Italianization of Emigration in Canada: Or, What is the Role of the Italies Outside of Italy? Chapter 8 "Architextualizing" the Italian Immigration Experience to the U.S.: Bricklayers and Writers in John Fante's Works Chapter 9 Italiani agli antipodi: Italian Immigrant Identities in New Zealand Chapter 10 Staying Longer in Water Does Not Turn a Stick into a Crocodile: Challenges of Senegalese Migrant Culture in Italy Chapter 11 Italian Migrations and Diasporic Approaches: Historical Phenomena and Scholarly Interpretations Chapter 12 Transgressive Bodies: The New Realism of Contemporary Italian-Immigrant Literature and Film Chapter 13 Comedy and Community in Migration Literature Chapter 14 The Geographical Approach to the Study of Immigration in Italy: Space, Territory, Ethnic Landscapes Chapter 15 Unwilling Multiculturalism: The Italian Immigrant Women and the Americanization Movement Chapter 16 Migranti, Subalterni, "Theorized" e "No Cost:" Sull'uso e l'abuso delle rappresentazioni nello studio delle religioni dei migranti