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

Simone Cinotto (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256235
eISBN:
9780823261741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256235.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

Exploring Italian American consumers and the U.S. consumption of Italianness, Making Italian America makes a compelling case for taste as a leading determinant of ethnic identity. Discussing in fresh ... More


Italian Americans, Consumerism, and the Cold War in Transnational Perspective

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/9780823256235.003.0009
Subject:
History, Economic History

The chapter shows that the appreciation of so many Italian Americans for the material rewards that American liberalism had delivered to them was used as a transnational Cold War weapon—a means to ... More


Radical Visions and Consumption: Culture and Leisure Among the Early Twentieth-Century Italian American Left

Marcella Bencivenni

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/9780823256235.003.0007
Subject:
History, Economic History

The chapter identifies the arguments early-twentieth-century Italian socialists and anarchists in the United States elaborated transnationally about the challenges and opportunities the labor ... More


Italian Americans, the New Deal State, and the Making of Citizen Consumers

Stefano Luconi

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/9780823256235.003.0008
Subject:
History, Economic History

Italian immigrants are conspicuously absent from all major historical accounts of working-class consumer activism. The chapter argues that this impression is to a certain extent a consequence of the ... More


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