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Transcending Borders, bridging gaps: opening a dialogue between the U. S. A. and Italy's migration turn

Abstract: This essay discusses recent theoretical engagements in the fields of migration and postcolonial studies in Italy by examining their contribution to American and transatlantic studies. It focuses on cultural critiques and manifestations which seek an interrogation or revitalization of Italy's cultural identity. The analysis draws on the many links between past and present, a confrontation of the histories of migration from and to the country. For instance, the Italian/American influence is remarkable on transforming views of Italian identity, particularly regarding (im)migration. The objective of this paper is twofold. On the one hand, it examines how artistic productions compel the Italian society to come to terms with the past. This phenomenon attests to a unique social and cultural transition in Italy, and represents a breeding research ground within Italian studies and the Anglo-dominated area of postcolonial and diaspora studies. On the other hand, the essay investigates how these changes enhance to the role of transatlantic migrations. In doing so, the significance of such cultural productions is framed within ongoing epistemological and scholarly endeavours. This is exemplified by the abundant number of publications, seminars, conferences and new curricula challenging, as well as advancing, contemporary debates on migration, multiculturalism, identity (Italian-ness) and memory.

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 Autoría: Pelayo Sañudo E.,

 Fuente: Comparative American Studies: an international journal, 2019, 16, 66-88

Editorial: Routledge

 Año de publicación: 2019

Nº de páginas: 22

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.1080/14775700.2019.1655308

ISSN: 1477-5700,1741-2676