More than any other nation, Italy -- from its imperial past to its subordinate present, from its colonial forays to its splendid isolation -- embodies the myriad and contradictory historical forms of nationhood. This volume covers a range of subjects drawn from Italy and abroad to study Italian national identity. Whether considering opera or Ninja Turtles, the essays reveal how cultural identity is constructed and manipulated -- an issue made urgent by the influx of African, Indochinese, and Eastern European immigrants into Italy today. Topics include exile, nationalism, and imagined communities, Italy's colonial qunconsciousq, and Mussolini's adventures in North Africa.This volume covers a range of subjects drawn from Italy and abroad to study Italian national identity.
|Author||:||Beverly Allen, Mary J. Russo|
|Publisher||:||U of Minnesota Press - 1997|