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Author Trundle, Catherine.

Title Americans in Tuscany : charity, compassion, and belonging / Catherine Trundle
Published New York, NY : Berghahn Books, 2014
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Description 1 online resource
Series New directions in anthropology ; volume 36
New directions in anthropology ; v. 36
Summary Since the time of the Grand Tour, the Italian region of Tuscany has sustained a highly visible American and Anglo migrant community. Today American women continue to migrate there, many in order to marry Italian men. Confronted with experiences of social exclusion, unfamiliar family relations, and new cultural terrain, many women struggle to build local lives. In the first ethnographic monograph of Americans in Italy, Catherine Trundle argues that charity and philanthropy are the central means by which many American women negotiate a sense of migrant belonging in Italy. This book traces women
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Americans -- Cultural assimilation -- Italy -- Tuscany.
Americans -- Italy -- Tuscany -- Social conditions.
Assimilation (Sociology) -- Italy -- Tuscany.
Compassion -- Italy -- Tuscany.
Immigrants -- Cultural assimilation -- Italy -- Tuscany.
Social integration.
Social service -- Italy -- Tuscany.
Women immigrants -- Italy -- Tuscany -- Social conditions.
Tuscany (Italy) -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1782383697
1782383700 (electronic bk.)
9781782383703 (electronic bk.)