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Feeling Italian: The Art of Ethnicity in America

By: Thomas J. Ferraro

Price: $21.00

Publisher: New York University Press: 2005

Seller ID: 727476

ISBN: 0814727476

Condition: 272 pages, paperback, New York University Press


Southern Italian emigration to the United States peaked a full century agodescendents are now fourth and fifth generation, dispersed from their old industrial neighborhoods, professionalized, and fully integrated into the melting pot. Surely the social historians are right: Italian Americans are fading into the twilight of their ethnicity. So, why is the American imagination enthralled by The Sopranos, and other portraits of Italian-ness?Italian American identity, now a mix of history and fantasy, flesh-and-bone people and all-too-familiar caricature, still has something to teach us, inclu... View more info