National belongings : hybridity in Italian colonial and postcolonial cultures /
Jacqueline Andall and Derek Duncan (eds.).
Oxford ; New York : Peter Lang, c2010.
xi, 239 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
9783039119653 (alk. paper)
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Oxford ; New York : Peter Lang, c2010.
9783039119653 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
BIH Author Biography
The Editors: Jacqueline Andall is Senior Lecturer in Italian and European Studies at the University of Bath. She has published primarily on contemporary Italian politics and society, with particular reference to immigration, the second generation and postcolonialism. Derek Duncan is Professor of Italian Cultural Studies at the University of Bristol. He has published extensively on modern Italian literature and film, with particular reference to issues of gender and sexuality, and colonial and postcolonial culture.
First Chapter
Scholars of Italian colonialism have been reluctant to acknowledge the influence that local populations and their culture had on Italians and on the ways in which they settled and administered the territories they occupied. This tendency has reinforced the notion that the European domination of Africa was total both culturally and politically. Yet there is evidence to suggest that in every sphere of colonial life, the relationship between colonizers and colonized was more dynamic and complex than has been assumed. The essays in this interdisciplinary volume address the gap in Italian colonial/post-colonial studies by examining how different notions of hybridity' help illuminate the specific nature and circumstances of the Italian colonial and postcolonial condition. Some of the contributors see hybridity as a positive challenge to fixed categorizations. Others contend that its hasty deployment promotes a lack of attention to local difference. Foregrounding specific instances of cultural practice across a range of media from literature to oral testimony and the internet, this volume represents a new stage in the study of Italy's colonial past and its postcolonial afterlife.
Bowker Data Service Summary
The contributors address the gap in Italian colonial/postcolonial studies by examining how different notions of hybridity can help illuminate the specific nature & circumstances of the Italian colonial & postcolonial condition. Some of the contributors view hybridity as a direct challenge to fixed categorizations.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Notes on Contributorsp. ix
Introduction: Hybridity in Italian Colonial and Postcolonial Culturep. 1
Colonialism in the Postcolonialp. 21
Displacing the Colonial Event: Hybrid Memories of Postcolonial Italyp. 23
Mimic-nation, Mimic-men: Contextualizing ItalyÆs Migration Culture through Bhabhap. 41
Narratives of Settlementp. 63
Italy and/in Tianjin: Remaking the Urban Form and Rewriting Historyp. 65
Between Colony and Nation on ItalyÆs æFourth ShoreÆp. 89
Eritrean Memories of the Postcolonial Period: Ambivalence and Mimicry in Italian Schools in Asmarap. 107
Language and its Alternatives in Italophone Migrant Writingp. 127
Narratives of Selfp. 149
MussoliniÆs Journey to Libya (1937): Ritual, Power and Transculturationp. 151
The G2 Network and Other Second-Generation Voices: Claiming Rights and Transforming Identitiesp. 171
Kledi Kadiu: Managing Postcolonial Celebrityp. 195
Intimate Truth and (Post)colonial Knowledge in Shirin Ramzanali FazelÆs Lontano da Mogadisciop. 215
Indexp. 235
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