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Consuming Italian Americans: Invoking Ethnicity in the Buying and Selling of Guido

Danielle Battisti

in Making Italian America: Consumer Culture and the Production of Ethnic Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256235
eISBN:
9780823261741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256235.003.0011
Subject:
History, Economic History

Guido is a youth subculture originating in New York City’s Italian American neighborhoods. This chapter understands Guido as a collective ethnic subject defined by a signature consumption culture or ... More


The Double Life of the Italian Suit: Italian Americans and the “Made in Italy” Label

Courtney Ritter

in Making Italian America: Consumer Culture and the Production of Ethnic Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256235
eISBN:
9780823261741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256235.003.0012
Subject:
History, Economic History

Since the 1980s, the arrival of new appealing, high-scale “made in Italy” goods and images, which are expressions of a globally popular “Italian Way of Life,” have complicated Italian American ... More


Visibly Fashionable: The Changing Role of Clothes in the Everyday Life of Italian American Immigrant Women

Vittoria Caterina Caratozzolo

in Making Italian America: Consumer Culture and the Production of Ethnic Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256235
eISBN:
9780823261741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256235.003.0002
Subject:
History, Economic History

The chapter investigates the impact of dress-code changes upon early Southern Italian immigrant women in New York City at the turn of the twentieth century. Its aim is to point out the twists and ... More


Reforming the Marketplace at the Bureau of Home Economics, 1923–1940

Carolyn M. Goldstein

in Creating Consumers: Home Economists in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835531
eISBN:
9781469601700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872383_goldstein.7
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter demonstrates how home economists used the Bureau of Home Economics (BHE) to educate and advocate for rational consumption. Bureau home economists collaborated closely with university ... More


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