Italy's Many Diasporas

By: Donna R. Gabaccia

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Italians are a migratory people. Since 1800 over 27 million Italians have left home, but over half have returned to Italy. As cosmopolitans, exiles, and "workers of the world", they transformed their homeland and many of the countries where they worked or settled abroad.

Drawing on a wide range of studies of Italian migrants to a dozen different countries, Gabaccia puts the modern Italian diaspora in historical context, charting the emergence of this once regionally fragmented diaspora as a nationally conscious cultural group.

Italy's Many Diasporas provides an ambitious and theoretically innovative overview, examining the social, cultural, and economic integration of Italian migrants. It explores their complex yet distinctive identity and their relationship with their homeland.

Title: Italy's Many Diasporas

Author: Donna R. Gabaccia

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $22.00

Categories: Italy-Italian,

Publisher: University of Washington Press: 2000

ISBN Number: 0295979178

ISBN Number 13: 9780295979175

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 269 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, notes, index, paperback, University of Washington Press

Seller ID: 979178

Description: Italians are a migratory people. Since 1800 over 27 million Italians have left home, but over half have returned to Italy. As cosmopolitans, exiles, and "workers of the world," they transformed their homeland and many of the countries where they worked or settled abroad.
Drawing on a wide range of studies of Italian migrants to a dozen different countries, Gabaccia puts the modern Italian diaspora in historical context, charting the emergence of this once regionally fragmented diaspora as a nationally conscious cultural group.
Italy's Many Diasporas provides an ambitious and theoretically innovative overview, examining the social, cultural, and economic integration of Italian migrants. It explores their complex yet distinctive identity and their relationship with their homeland.

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"Gabaccia's study is nothing short of sweeping. Beginning with the migrations of political revolutionaries in the Napoleonic era and moving on to the mass migration of peasants and artisans in the early twentieth century and to the guest workers and returners in the decades after World War II, Gabaccia has traced an intricate, richly nuanced history of labor, revolution, family, and mobility. . . . [This book] is an exceptional work of synthesis and original scholarship." - Journal of American Ethnic History

Table of Contents
List of tables
Foreword by the Series Editor
Preface
Introduction
1) Before Italians: making Italian culture at home and abroad
2) Making Italians at home and abroad, 1790-1893
3) Workers of the World, 1870-1914
4) Transnationalism as a way of working-class life
5) Nationalism and internationalism in Italy's proletarian diasporas, 1870-1914
6) Nation, empire, and diaspora: fascism and its opponents
7) Postwar Italy: from sending to receiving nation
8) Civilta italiana and the making of multi-ethnic nations
Notes
Index