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Title Anti-Italianism : essays on a prejudice / edited by William J. Connell and Fred Gardaphé
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 210 pages)
Series Italian and Italian American studies
Italian and Italian American studies (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Contents Introduction: Invisible people: shadows and light in Italian American writing / Fred Gardaphe -- Darker aspects of Italian American prehistory / William J. Connell -- "Between white men and Negroes": the perception of Southern Italian immigrants through the lens of Italian lynchings / Peter Vellon -- "Utterly faithless specimens": Italians in the Catholic Church in America / Peter R. D'Agostino -- Perversions of knowledge: confronting racist ideologies behind intelligence testing / Elizabeth G. Messina -- Frank Sinatra and notions of tolerance: The House I Live In / Anthony Julian Tamburri -- What Luigi Basco taught America about Italian Americans / Dominic L. Candeloro -- Affirmative action for Italian Americans: the City University of New York story / Joseph V. Scelsa -- The changing roles of Italian American women: reality vs. myth / Susanna Tardi -- Prejudice and discrimination: the Italian American experience yesterday and today / Salvatore J. LaGumina -- "Good enough" : an Italian American memoir / Joanne Detore-Nakamura -- Stereotypes sell, but we're not for sale / Gina Valle -- Shark rale: "Puzza da cap' : an attempt at ethnic activism / Jerome Krase -- If defamation is serious, why don't Italian American organizations take it seriously? / LindaAnn Loschiavo -- Narrating Guido: contested meanings of an Italian American youth subculture / Donald Tricarico
Summary There has been an odd reluctance on the part of historians of the Italian American experience to confront the discrimination faced by Italians and Americans of Italian ancestry. This volume is a bold attempt by an esteemed€group of scholars and writers to discuss the question openly by charting the historical and cultural boundaries of stereotypes, prejudice, and assimilation. Contributors offer a continuous series of cultural encounters and experiences in television, literature, and film that deserve the attention of anyone interested in the larger themes of American history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Discrimination -- United States -- History.
Italian Americans in mass media -- History.
Italian Americans -- Cultural assimilation.
Italian Americans -- Ethnic identity.
Italian Americans -- Public opinion.
Italian Americans -- Social conditions.
Popular culture -- United States -- History.
Prejudices -- United States -- History.
Stereotypes (Social psychology) -- United States -- History.
United States -- Ethnic relations.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Connell, William J.
Gardaphé, Fred L.
Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN 0230115322 (electronic bk.)
9780230115323 (electronic bk.)