Italians Forward

A Visual History of the Italian Community in Great Britain

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Author: Terri Colpi

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 190

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Every picture tells a story and the images in this stunning volume tell a colourful and dynamic tale. Italians Forward is a pictorial tribute to all those who left their native villages in search of a new life across the Channel. And as the communities which they helped to create are as strong and dynamic as ever, this unique portrait of a migrant population reveals a so-far undiscovered side to British history.

Moving Lives

Narratives of Nation and Migration Among Europeans in Post-war Britain

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Author: Kathy Burrell

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754645740

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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Moving Lives refocuses debates about migration by following the experiences, memories and perceptions of three migrant groups in Britain: the Polish, Italian and Greek-Cypriot populations. In tracing some of the key themes of migration narratives, Kathy B

Italians in Wales and their Cultural Representations, 1920s-2010s

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Author: Bruna Chezzi

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443886602

Category: Social Science

Page: 175

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Italian immigrants began to settle in Wales at the turn of the 19th century, opening hundreds of coffee shops, particularly in the South Wales Valleys. Despite this, such immigrants remain a largely unexplored case study in the history of Italian immigration to the UK. This book uses a variety of unexplored sources, and engages with the broader academic debate on migration, identity, and the trans-generational transmission of memory, to describe the emergence of Welsh-Italian narratives and the formation of a distinctive, yet complex, Welsh-Italian identity. It follows a chronological journey, moving from the interwar period, a time in which Italians in Wales were generally regarded as fully established and integrated, through to the Second World War, a time when Italian identity became problematic and resulted in nearly seventy years of ‘silencing’, up until the first decade of the 21st century, where a mixture of commemorative events and cultural initiatives prompted the emergence of Welsh-Italian narratives. The book begins by studying photographic representations of Italians in Wales during the interwar period, using photographs available in local history books, private collections and history books. The analysis of the photographic material draws from the work of scholars such as Sontag, Noble, Hirsh and Bate on photo-textual analysis, to show how photographs can reveal understudied, yet important, aspects of Italian migrant identity and of the relationship with the host community in the period that preceded the Second World War. The book then examines how the events of the Second World War destabilised the images of family, sociability and integration suggested by these photographs, and how such events aggravated tensions between host and migrant cultures. It continues by investigating recent Welsh-Italian texts where, in revisiting the past and the experience of their ancestors, the authors bring different circumstances and personal factors into play determining the degree to which they reconcile their dual identity. It concludes with a comparison between these ‘narratives of belonging’ and the representation of the Italian migrant experience in Anglo-Welsh literature.

The Internment of Aliens in Twentieth Century Britain

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Author: David Cesarani,Antony Robin Jeremy Kushner

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0714640956

Category: History

Page: 252

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Using newly released government documents these essays reveal the key role of the British intelligence in the round-ups of European refugees and exposes the subversion of democratic safeguards. They examine the oppression of internment in general and its specific effect upon women, as well as the artistic and cultural achievements of those detained.

Nights Out

Life in Cosmopolitan London

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Author: Judith Walkowitz

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300151942

Category: History

Page: 414

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London's Soho district underwent a spectacular transformation between the late Victorian era and the end of the Second World War: its old buildings and dark streets infamous for sex, crime, political disloyalty, and ethnic diversity became a center of culinary and cultural tourism servicing patrons of nearby shops and theaters. Indulgences for the privileged and the upwardly mobile edged a dangerous, transgressive space imagined to be "outside" the nation. Treating Soho as exceptional, but also representative of London's urban transformation, Judith Walkowitz shows how the area's foreignness and porousness were key to the explosion of culture and development of modernity in the first half of the twentieth century. She draws on a vast and unusual range of sources to stitch together a rich patchwork quilt of vivid stories and unforgettable characters, revealing how Soho became a showcase for a new cosmopolitan identity.

Italy

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Author: Lucio Sponza,Diego Zancani

Publisher: Abc-Clio Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 417

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Italy has transformed itself in the last fifty years, changing from a rural society into one of the seven wealthiest nations in the world. This is despite the fact that Italy has had to cope with many apparent contradictions, such as the twin influences of the Roman Catholic Church and the most powerful Communist Party in the West.

The Italian Factor

The Italian Community in Great Britain

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Author: Terri Colpi

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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Diaspora

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cultural pluralism

Page: N.A

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