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Postcolonial Italy

Author: Cristina Lombardi-Diop
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137281456
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This volume constitutes a multidisciplinary intervention into the emerging field of postcolonial studies in Italy, bringing together cultural and social history, critical and political theory, literary and cinematic analyses, ethnomusicology and cultural studies, anthropological fieldwork, and race, gender, diaspora, and urban studies. It deals with four primary thematic areas: the articulation of an Italian postcolonial theory and new global citizenships; Italian politics and the legacy of race; the empire in the collective imaginary; and the challenges posed to the constructed homogeneity of the national community.

New Italian Migrations To The United States

Author: Laura E Ruberto
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252099494
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Italian immigration from 1945 to the present is an American phenomenon too little explored in our histories. Until now. In this new collection, Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra edit essays by an elite roster of scholars in Italian American studies. These interdisciplinary works focus on leading edge topics that range from politics of the McCarren-Walter Act and its effects on women to the ways Italian Americans mobilized against immigration restrictions. Other essays unwrap the inner workings of multi-ethnic power brokers in a Queens community, portray the complex transformation of identity in Boston 's North End, and trace the development of Italian American youth culture and how new arrivals fit into it. Finally, Donna Gabaccia pens an afterword on the importance of this seventy-year period in U.S. migration history. Contributors: Ottorino Cappelli, Donna Gabaccia, Stefano Luconi, Maddalena Marinari, James S. Pasto, Rodrigo Praino, Laura E. Ruberto, Joseph Sciorra, Donald Tricarico, and Elizabeth Zanoni.

Gendering Commitment

Author: Alex Standen
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443884308
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Notions of engagement, commitment and impegno continue to provoke debate amongst academics researching contemporary Italian culture, and yet – be it by accident or by more conscious selection – critical work has tended to posit these concepts as a predominantly male and, often, heteronormative domain. This collection of essays challenges this assumption, and analyses more closely the fluid and fragmented nature of commitment, and the work of Italian intellectuals and cultural practitioners associated with it. The volume’s contributors engage with those who have typically been excluded from such debates: not only female writers and artists, but also males whose work has been denied the designation of impegnato. The chapters all focus on individuals who insist on the need to question, interrogate and denounce social realities. Employing a range of theoretical perspectives, and bringing into dialogue individuals not typically associated with terms such as engagement and commitment, this volume offers an original and distinctive contribution to a discussion that persists in Italian studies.

African Migrants And Europe

Author: Lorenzo Rinelli
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317627105
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The process of migration control mirrors the trajectories of the people who traverse national boundaries, making today’s borders flexible and fluid. This book explores the transformation of migration control in the post 9/11 era. It looks at how border controls have become more diffuse in the face of increased human flows from Africa and presents a critical analysis of the dispositif of European migration control, including detention without trial, derogation of human rights law, torture, "extraordinary rendition", the curtailment of civil liberties and the securitization of migration. By examining the role of Gaddafi’s Libya in the last ten years as a gendarme of Europe, it argues for a re-visioning of borders and frontiers in ways that can account for their dialectical nature, and for the dialectical nature of political life. This text will be of key interest to scholars and students of European studies, African studies, security studies, international relations, global studies, comparative politics, cultural geography, migration studies and border theory.

Postkoloniale Schweiz

Author: Patricia Purtschert
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839417996
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In den neueren Diskussionen über den Kolonialismus wird vermehrt dem »Kolonialismus ohne Kolonien« Beachtung geschenkt: Auf welche Weise waren auch solche europäischen Länder involviert, die selbst nicht als Kolonialmacht aufgetreten sind? Und wie wirken sich diese Verstrickungen auf die postkoloniale Gegenwart aus? Der Band geht diesen Fragen am Beispiel der postkolonialen Schweiz nach und stößt damit auch die längst überfällige Rezeption der Postcolonial Studies in der Schweiz an. Mit Beiträgen von Christine Bischoff, Christof Dejung, Sara Elmer, Francesca Falk, Gaby Fierz, Alexander Honold, Rohit Jain, Franziska Jenni, Meral Kaya, Christian Koller, Konrad J. Kuhn, Barbara Lüthi, Martin Mühlheim, Patricia Purtschert, Bernhard C. Schär, Daniel Speich Chassé und einem Vorwort von Shalini Randeria.

Streng Vertraulich

Author: Andrea Camilleri
Publisher: Nagel & Kimche
ISBN: 3312010039
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Eine wahre Begebenheit, die die tragische Lächerlichkeit des Faschismus offenbart - davon erzählt Camilleris ungemein komischer Roman. 1929 reist der Neffe des äthiopischen Kaisers Negus nach Vigàta in Sizilien, um zu studieren. Zur gleichen Zeit plant Mussolini eifrig die Expansion seiner Kolonien in Afrika. Der Kaiserneffe scheint ihm ein idealer Fürsprecher für seine Pläne und für die Pracht des faschistischen Italien, und er befiehlt trotz leerer Kassen die finanzielle Unterstützung des hohen Gastes. Jedoch wartet der Duce vergeblich und vor Wut schäumend auf ein Zeichen des Neffen. Camilleris Buch einer "authentischen Dummheit" ist voller Humor und ein herrliches Spiel aus Realität und Fiktion.