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Italian Doo-Wop: Sense of Place, Politics of Style, and Racial Crossovers in Postwar New York City

Simone Cinotto

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/9780823256235.003.0010
Subject:
History, Economic History

Relations between Italian Americans and African Americans have been often tense, marked by racism, competition on the labor and housing market, and occasional violence. In the 1950s and 1960s Italian ... More


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


Sovereign Consumption: Italian Americans’ Transnational Film Culture in 1920s New York City

Giorgio Bertellini

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/9780823256235.003.0005
Subject:
History, Economic History

Italian-produced films found a vast audience in New York City theaters, encompassing motives of emotional longing and diasporic nationalism among immigrant spectators well into the 1920s. The essay ... More


Bad Faith: Teachers, Liberalism, and the Origins of McCarthyism

Andrew Feffer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823281169
eISBN:
9780823285969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281169.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

In late summer 1940, as war spread across Europe and as the nation pulled itself out of the Great Depression, an anticommunist hysteria convulsed New York City. Targeting the city’s municipal ... More


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