Guido Culture And Italian American Youth

Author by : Donald Tricarico
Language : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : From Saturday Night Fever to Jersey Shore, Italian American youth in New York City have appropriated—and been appropriated by—popular American culture. Here, Donald Tricarico investigates how Italian ethnicity has been used to fashion Guido as a distinct youth style that signals inclusion in popular American culture and, simultaneously, the making of a new ethnic subject. Emerging from a wave of Italian immigration after World War II in outer borough neighborhoods such as Bensonhurst, the story of the Guido is an Italian American story, symbolizing the negotiation of a negatively privileged ethnicity within American society. Tricarico takes up questions about the definition of Guido, the role of disco, and the identity politics of Jersey Shore in order to reconsider the significance of Guido for the study of Italian American ethnicity.


Youth Cultures In America 2 Volumes

Author by : Simon J. Bronner
Language : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : What are the components of youth cultures today? This encyclopedia examines the facets of youth cultures and brings them to the forefront. Offers information on groups beyond the gangs the public associates with youth culture, providing definitions of suburban youth culture, survivalists and preppers, the deaf, skateboarders, Gen X, soldiers, and street kids, among others Provides coverage of the expressive genres of American youth and the way they have shaped public tastes and trends, such as music, dance, fashion, tattooing, body piercing, social media, and more Features an exploration of life issues for youth that have entered into the headlines—for example, bullying, cliques, rites of passage, student protest and activism, child abuse, and drugs


Anti Italianism

Author by : W. Connell
Language : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : There has been an odd reluctance on the part of historians of the Italian American experience to confront the discrimination faced by Italians and Americans of Italian ancestry. This volume is a bold attempt by an esteemed group of scholars and writers to discuss the question openly by charting the historical and cultural boundaries of stereotypes, prejudice, and assimilation. Contributors offer a continuous series of cultural encounters and experiences in television, literature, and film that deserve the attention of anyone interested in the larger themes of American history.


Sport And The Shaping Of Italian American Identity

Author by : Gerald Gems
Language : en
Publisher by : Syracuse University Press
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Description : This book represents an interdisciplinary analysis of the role of sport in the formation of an ethnic identity and the transition in that identity across four generations. It portrays the struggles, the triumphs, and the ambiguities of the assimilation process.


Italian American Folklore

Author by : Frances M. Malpezzi
Language : en
Publisher by : august house
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Description : Italian-Americans compose one of the largest ethnic groups in the United States, numbering more than 14 million in the 1990 census. Though they have often been portrayed in fiction and film, these images are often based on stereotypes not borne out among the immigrant and assimilated population.


Masculinity

Author by : Peter Lehman
Language : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Total Read : 94
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Description : Lehman brings together new work on masculinity in film by established film scholars, new academics, performance artists, and cultural critics. The essays analyze trends from the role of gay men in saving heterosexuality to the emergence of new queer cinema.


Towards The Abolition Of Whiteness

Author by : David R. Roediger
Language : en
Publisher by : Verso
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Total Read : 41
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Description : Towards the Abolition of Whiteness counts the costs of whiteness in the American past and present.


Beyond The Godfather

Author by : A. Kenneth Ciongoli
Language : en
Publisher by : Univ Pr of New England
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Total Read : 88
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Description : Twenty-three Italian American writers explore the deeper cultural heritage of Italians beneath the stereotypes and the way their ethnicity has influenced their writing; analyze Italian American literature; and recount the political battles of Italian Americans. UP.