Italian and Italian American Studies

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Italian Birds of Passage
Italian and Italian American Studies
Simona Frasca
Palgrave Macmillan

More than any other regional repertoire, Neapolitan song defined the Italian popular music tradition. From international celebrities like Enrico Caruso to the...


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Forging Shoah Memories
Italian and Italian American Studies
Stefania Lucamante
Palgrave Macmillan

Though there has been an outpouring in recent decades of historical studies and cultural criticism related to the Holocaust, the experiences of women have too...


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Italian Women Filmmakers and the Gendered Screen
Italian and Italian American Studies
Edited By Maristella Cantini
Palgrave Macmillan

Feminism in Italy has left a great area of investigation uncovered, buried under the pressure of a backlash that runs over women's identity, their...


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Postcolonial Italy
Italian and Italian American Studies
Edited By Cristina Lombardi-Diop and Caterina Romeo
Palgrave Macmillan


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Italy and the Mediterranean
Italian and Italian American Studies
Norma Bouchard and Valerio Ferme
Palgrave Macmillan

The Mediterranean has always loomed large in the history and culture of Italy, and since the 1980s this relationship has been represented in ever more varied...


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The Failure of Italian Nationhood
Italian and Italian American Studies
Manlio Graziano
Palgrave Macmillan

This deeply considered political, economic, sociological, and cultural history offers a compelling analysis of Italy's difficulties with nation-building. While...


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The Italian Army in Slovenia
Italian and Italian American Studies
Amedeo Osti Guerrazzi and Translated By Elizabeth Burke and Anthony Majanlahti
Palgrave Macmillan

This powerful study offers a vivid and often disturbing account of the Italian army's violent occupation of Slovenia during World War II. Beginning with the...


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The Legacy of the Italian Resistance
Italian and Italian American Studies
Philip Cooke
Palgrave Macmillan

In this rich and detailed interdisciplinary study, Philip Cooke explores the enduring and contested legacy of the Italian Resistance movement. This book...


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Women, Terrorism, and Trauma in Italian Culture
Italian and Italian American Studies
Ruth Glynn
Palgrave Macmillan

Addressing cultural representations of women's participation in the political violence and terrorism of the Italian anni di piombo ('years of lead', c....


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Carlo Levi’s Visual Poetics
Italian and Italian American Studies
Giovanna Faleschini Lerner
Palgrave Macmillan

What does it mean for a painter to remain a visual artist even as a writer? Carlo Levi's Visual Poetics engages this question through a critical re-examination...


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In the Society of Fascists
Italian and Italian American Studies
Edited by Giulia Albanese and Roberta Pergher
Palgrave Macmillan

It has been a commonplace in Italian scholarship that Fascism enjoyed its long tenure not through terror but because of widespread popular consensus. By...


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Memory and Massacre
Italian and Italian American Studies
Paolo Pezzino and Translated By Noor Giovanni Mazhar
Palgrave Macmillan

This book recounts the massacre at Sant'Anna di Stazzema and examines its aftereffects. During the Nazi occupation of Italy, SS officers were charged with...


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Italy on the Pacific
Italian and Italian American Studies
Sebastian Fichera
Palgrave Macmillan

This book details the Italian immigrant experience in San Francisco from the Gold Rush to the Mayoralty of George Moscone—which is to say the entire life cycle...


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Italy's Divided Memory
Italian and Italian American Studies
John Foot
Palgrave Macmillan

In this groundbreaking study, John Foot argues that contemporary Italian history has been marked by a tendency towards divided memory. Events have been...


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New Reflections on Primo Levi
Italian and Italian American Studies
Edited by Risa Sodi and Millicent Marcus
Palgrave Macmillan

Primo Levi’s hold on scholarly, critical and public attention grows with the passing of time. He commands a position of prominence in discourses ranging...


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City and Nation in the Italian Unification
Italian and Italian American Studies
Mahnaz Yousefzadeh
Palgrave Macmillan

This book investigates the first national festival of modern Italy, the Sixth Centenary Festival of Dante Alighieri in 1865. The study consists of an...


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Mohamed Fekini and the Fight to Free Libya
Italian and Italian American Studies
Angelo Del Boca; translated by Antony Shugaar
Palgrave Macmillan

This book provides a significant history of Italy’s brutal occupation of Libya. Using the lens of the life of the iconic resistance fighter Mohamed Fekini, it...


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Anti-Italianism
Italian and Italian American Studies
Edited by William J. Connell and Fred Gardaphé
Palgrave Macmillan

A cultural and historical exploration of Italian and Italian American discrimination


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Murder and Media in the New Rome
Italian and Italian American Studies
Thomas Simpson
Palgrave Macmillan

This book explores a sensational crime and trial that took place in Rome in the late 1870s, when the bloody killing of a war hero triggered a national...


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Italian Jews from Emancipation to the Racial Laws
Italian and Italian American Studies
Cristina M. Bettin
Palgrave Macmillan

The Emancipation led Italian Jews to redefine themselves in fundamental ways, beginning a debate about integration and assimilation that continued until the...


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Women and the Great War
Italian and Italian American Studies
Allison Scardino Belzer
Palgrave Macmillan

Drawing on both wartime discourse about women and the voices of individual women living at the Italian Front, Allison Belzer analyzes how women participated in...


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Women, Desire, and Power in Italian Cinema
Italian and Italian American Studies
Marga Cottino-Jones
Palgrave Macmillan

Women, Desire, and Power in Italian Cinema offers, for the first time in Italian Cinema criticism, a contextual study of the representation of women in...


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Oral History, Oral Culture, and Italian Americans
Italian and Italian American Studies
Edited by Luisa Del Giudice
Palgrave Macmillan

Selected Essays from the 38th Annual Conference of the American Italian Historical Association, “Speaking Memory: Oral History, Oral Culture and Italians in...


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Primo Levi and Humanism after Auschwitz
Italian and Italian American Studies
Jonathan Druker
Palgrave Macmillan

According to the international critical consensus, Holocaust writer Primo Levi experienced and interpreted Auschwitz through the lens of the Enlightenment and...


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Piero Gobetti and the Politics of Liberal Revolution
Italian and Italian American Studies
James Martin
Palgrave Macmillan

Piero Gobetti was an astonishing figure. A radical liberal and fierce critic of Italian politics in the years after World War I, he was fascinated by the...


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Italian Colonialism
Italian and Italian American Studies
Edited by Ruth Ben-Ghiat and Mia Fuller
Palgrave Macmillan

Italian Colonialism is a pioneering anthology of texts by scholars from seven countries who represent the best of classical and newer approaches to the study...


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Assassinations and Murder in Modern Italy
Italian and Italian American Studies
Edited by Stephen Gundle and Lucia Rinaldi
Palgrave Macmillan

Contemporary Italian history has been marked by an extraordinary series of murders and political assassinations including the killing of the king in 1900 and...


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The Missing Italian Nuremberg
Italian and Italian American Studies
Michele Battini
Palgrave Macmillan

In this book, Michele Battini explains how the trial of the entire military command of the Nazi power structure in Italy, prepared by the Allies following the...


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Human Nature in Rural Tuscany
Italian and Italian American Studies
Gregory Hanlon
Palgrave Macmillan

Melding evolutionary theory and both animal and human ethology together with close, descriptive historical research on a typical Tuscan village in the...


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Mussolini's Rome
Italian and Italian American Studies
Borden W. Painter Jr.
Palgrave Macmillan

A fascinating look at the architectural mark fascism left on one of the world's most beloved cities


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A New Guide to Italian Cinema
Italian and Italian American Studies
Carlo Celli and Marga Cottino-Jones
Palgrave Macmillan

A New Guide to Italian Cinema, with co-author Carlo Celli, is a complete reworking and update of Marga Cottino-Jones’ popular A Student’s Guide to Italian Film...


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Debating Divorce in Italy
Italian and Italian American Studies
Mark Seymour
Palgrave Macmillan

The popular referendum of 1974 which affirmed Italy’s recently-won divorce law is widely regarded as a turning point in modern Italian history, but the long...


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Women in Italy, 1945-1960
Italian and Italian American Studies
Edited by Penelope Morris
Palgrave Macmillan

An interdisciplinary study of women in Italy in the years 1945-1960.


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Race and the Nation in Liberal Italy, 1861-1911
Italian and Italian American Studies
Aliza S. Wong
Palgrave Macmillan

This study takes on the traditional discourse of southern Italian inefficiency and inferiority and makes it stand center stage as the catalyst for national...


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The Empire of Stereotypes
Italian and Italian American Studies
Robert Casillo
Palgrave Macmillan

A study of Italian stereotypes seen in the works of Northern European and American travel writers.


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Italy in the Age of Pinocchio
Italian and Italian American Studies
Carl Ipsen
Palgrave Macmillan

Detailing the development of a new Western attitude about children and their place in society, this book tells the story of Italy’s forgotten children at the...


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Carlo Tresca
Italian and Italian American Studies
Nunzio Pernicone
Palgrave Macmillan

This biography reveals the life of one of the American left's most controversial and charismatic figures in the early twentieth century: anarchist, activist,...


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Representing Sacco and Vanzetti
Italian and Italian American Studies
Edited by Jerome H. Delamater and Mary Anne Trasciatti
Palgrave Macmillan

An historical overview of the cultural and political legacy of the Sacco-Vanzetti case.


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The Legacy of Primo Levi
Italian and Italian American Studies
Edited by Stanislao G. Pugliese
Palgrave Macmillan

These essays examine how Primo Levi has influenced the fields of philosophy, politics, and ethics, offering provocative comparisons with Dante, Giorgio...


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Frank Sinatra: History, Identity, and Italian American Culture
Italian and Italian American Studies
Edited by Stanislao G. Pugliese
Palgrave Macmillan Trade

No one represents the Italian American journey from undesirable outsiders to embraced citizens better than Frank Sinatra. From impoverished beginnings in an...


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Queer Italia
Italian and Italian American Studies
Edited by Gary P. Cestaro
Palgrave Macmillan

Gary P. Cestaro's Queer Italia includes essays on Italian literature and film, medieval to modern, and attempts to define a queer tradition in Italian culture....


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