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Lessons from the Past: Sicilian Mafiosi in New York City and Rosario, circa 1880–1940

Federico Varese

in Mafias on the Move: How Organized Crime Conquers New Territories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128559
eISBN:
9781400836727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128559.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

From the mid-nineteenth century, many Sicilians, including members of the mafia, were on the move. After sketching the contours of the mafia in Sicily in the nineteenth century, this chapter outlines ... More


The Value of Worthless Lives: Writing Italian American Immigrant Autobiographies

Ilaria Serra

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226788
eISBN:
9780823235032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226788.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The writer Giuseppe Prezzolini said that Italian immigrants left behind tears and sweat but not “words”, making their lives in America mostly in silence, their memories private and ... More


Towards a security-oriented migration policy model? Evidence from the Italian case

Tiziana Caponio and Paolo R. Graziano

in Migration and welfare in the new Europe: Social protection and the challenges of integration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426444
eISBN:
9781447302797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426444.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter provides an analysis of the evolution of Italian migration policies, focusing mainly on the social protection that is offered to immigrants. It looks at relevant information on the ... More


“In the name of God … and in the interest of our country”: The Cold War, Foreign Policy, and Italian Americans’ Mobilization against Immigration Restriction

Maddalena Marinari

in New Italian Migrations to the United States: Vol. 1: Politics and History since 1945

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040955
eISBN:
9780252099496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040955.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter discusses how Cold War geopolitical exigencies provided long-time immigration reform advocates like Italian Americans with a narrow window of opportunity to challenge the draconian ... More


The “Return Politics” of a Sending Country: The Italian Case, 1880s–1914

Caroline Douki

in A Century of Transnationalism: Immigrants and Their Homeland Connections

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040443
eISBN:
9780252098864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040443.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter analyzes return migration in the Italian context. Return migration stands out as one of the distinguishing features of Italian migration at the turn of the twentieth century. The fact ... More


Tarantella for U.S., Italian American, and Cosmopolitan Markets: Alessandra Belloni’s Performance from New York City to Honolulu

Incoronata Inserra

in Global Tarantella: Reinventing Southern Italian Folk Music and Dances

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041297
eISBN:
9780252099892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041297.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter illustrates the export of tarantella to the United States by focusing on the work of New York–based artist Alessandra Belloni, particularly her tarantella dance performance and her ... More


The Italian Case

Francesca Degiuli

in Caring for a Living: Migrant Women, Aging Citizens, and Italian Families

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199989010
eISBN:
9780190607968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989010.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter explores how global and regional macroprocesses become embedded in the local reality of one specific country, in this case Italy, generating new realities, new jobs, and new economic and ... More


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