Italians Forward

A Visual History of the Italian Community in Great Britain
Author: Terri Colpi
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company
Category: History
Page: 190
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Every picture tells a story and the images in this stunning volume tell a colourful and dynamic tale. Italians Forward is a pictorial tribute to all those who left their native villages in search of a new life across the Channel. And as the communities which they helped to create are as strong and dynamic as ever, this unique portrait of a migrant population reveals a so-far undiscovered side to British history.

Moving Lives

Narratives of Nation and Migration Among Europeans in Post-war Britain
Author: Kathy Burrell
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754645740
Category: Social Science
Page: 212
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Moving Lives refocuses debates about migration by following the experiences, memories and perceptions of three migrant groups in Britain: the Polish, Italian and Greek-Cypriot populations. In tracing some of the key themes of migration narratives, Kathy B

Italians in Wales and their Cultural Representations, 1920s-2010s

Author: Bruna Chezzi
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443886602
Category: Social Science
Page: 175
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Italian immigrants began to settle in Wales at the turn of the 19th century, opening hundreds of coffee shops, particularly in the South Wales Valleys. Despite this, such immigrants remain a largely unexplored case study in the history of Italian immigration to the UK. This book uses a variety of unexplored sources, and engages with the broader academic debate on migration, identity, and the trans-generational transmission of memory, to describe the emergence of Welsh-Italian narratives and the formation of a distinctive, yet complex, Welsh-Italian identity. It follows a chronological journey, moving from the interwar period, a time in which Italians in Wales were generally regarded as fully established and integrated, through to the Second World War, a time when Italian identity became problematic and resulted in nearly seventy years of ‘silencing’, up until the first decade of the 21st century, where a mixture of commemorative events and cultural initiatives prompted the emergence of Welsh-Italian narratives. The book begins by studying photographic representations of Italians in Wales during the interwar period, using photographs available in local history books, private collections and history books. The analysis of the photographic material draws from the work of scholars such as Sontag, Noble, Hirsh and Bate on photo-textual analysis, to show how photographs can reveal understudied, yet important, aspects of Italian migrant identity and of the relationship with the host community in the period that preceded the Second World War. The book then examines how the events of the Second World War destabilised the images of family, sociability and integration suggested by these photographs, and how such events aggravated tensions between host and migrant cultures. It continues by investigating recent Welsh-Italian texts where, in revisiting the past and the experience of their ancestors, the authors bring different circumstances and personal factors into play determining the degree to which they reconcile their dual identity. It concludes with a comparison between these ‘narratives of belonging’ and the representation of the Italian migrant experience in Anglo-Welsh literature.

The Internment of Aliens in Twentieth Century Britain

Author: David Cesarani,Antony Robin Jeremy Kushner
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0714640956
Category: History
Page: 252
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Using newly released government documents these essays reveal the key role of the British intelligence in the round-ups of European refugees and exposes the subversion of democratic safeguards. They examine the oppression of internment in general and its specific effect upon women, as well as the artistic and cultural achievements of those detained.

Nights Out

Life in Cosmopolitan London
Author: Judith Walkowitz
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300151942
Category: History
Page: 414
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London's Soho district underwent a spectacular transformation between the late Victorian era and the end of the Second World War: its old buildings and dark streets infamous for sex, crime, political disloyalty, and ethnic diversity became a center of culinary and cultural tourism servicing patrons of nearby shops and theaters. Indulgences for the privileged and the upwardly mobile edged a dangerous, transgressive space imagined to be "outside" the nation. Treating Soho as exceptional, but also representative of London's urban transformation, Judith Walkowitz shows how the area's foreignness and porousness were key to the explosion of culture and development of modernity in the first half of the twentieth century. She draws on a vast and unusual range of sources to stitch together a rich patchwork quilt of vivid stories and unforgettable characters, revealing how Soho became a showcase for a new cosmopolitan identity.


Author: Lucio Sponza,Diego Zancani
Publisher: Abc-Clio Inc
Category: History
Page: 417
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Italy has transformed itself in the last fifty years, changing from a rural society into one of the seven wealthiest nations in the world. This is despite the fact that Italy has had to cope with many apparent contradictions, such as the twin influences of the Roman Catholic Church and the most powerful Communist Party in the West.

The art of persuasion

political communication in Italy from 1945 to the 1990s
Author: Luciano Cheles,Lucio Sponza
Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr
Category: Political Science
Page: 384
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This book explores the variety of means by which political information has been conveyed in Italy from the early post-war period to the current era when political discourse takes second place to style, image, and soundbite. Examined are both official forms of communication (cinema, government newsreel, the press, election broadcasts) and more informal, clandestine forms of communication mostly originating from social movements, pressure groups and other organizations outside the party system (satire, political songs, terrorism).

Families and Family Policies in Europe

Author: Linda Hantrias,Marie-Therese Letabiler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317891252
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
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The family is currently a controversial topic both within the UK and Europe. While demographic trends seem to suggest that family structures and attitudes within the European Union are converging and that member states are facing similar social problems, their policy responses are very different. This book examines the differences between these national responses and that of the EU as contained in the social chapter. It analyses the key concepts underlying the formulation of family policy and illustrates it with the latest data much of it hitherto unpublished.

Representing Religion in the European Union

Does God Matter?
Author: Lucian N. Leustean
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136271929
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
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Religious actors are becoming part of the EU bureaucratic system, and their mobilisation in Brussels and Strasbourg in the last decade has increased dramatically. This book explores the mechanism and impact of religious representation by examining relations between religious practitioners and politicians in the European Union from the Second World War until today. This book seeks to answer the following questions: How do (trans)national religious groups enter into contact with European institutions? What are the rationale and the mechanisms of religious representation in the European Union? How are religious values transposed into political strategies? What impact has relations between religious practitioners, EU officials and politicians on the construction of the European Union? Examining religious representation at the state, transnational and institutional levels, this volume demonstrates that ‘faith’ is becoming an increasingly important element of the decision-making process. It includes chapters written by both academics and religious practitioners in dialogue with European institutions and will be of great interest to students and scholars of European politics, history, sociology of religion, law and international relations.

Family Urban Agriculture in Russia

Lessons and Prospects
Author: Louiza M. Boukharaeva,Marcel Marloie
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319116142
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 215
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The book results from research carried out by the authors since 1999 on urban gardening collectives in Russia, then from the extension of this research towards collective urban gardening in France, with some investigations in other European Union Member States and Brazil. This research was carried out within the framework of Kazan University (currently, the Institute of Administration and Territorial Development of the Federal University of Kazan) and the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). It enabled the creation of an international research network entitled Sustainable Development of Cities: the Relationship between City-Dwellers and Nature. This research was developed with help from a three-year research contract (October 2009 – September 2012) with the GESSOL programme of the French Ministry of Ecology, on the theme of the use of urban and peri-urban soils for the sustainable development of cities. The final report of this research contract provides the basis for the book.

A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar
Author: Samuel Johnson
Publisher: N.A
Category: English language
Page: N.A
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The Economist

Weekly Commercial Times, Banker's Gazette and Railway Monitor
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Economic history
Page: N.A
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The Marble Faun

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne,Susan Manning
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0192839764
Category: Fiction
Page: 375
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Murder and romance, innocence and experience dominate this sinister novel set in mid-19th-century Rome. Three young American artists and their friend, an Italian count, find their lives irrevocably linked when one of them commits a violent crime of passion. Hawthorne's final novel is "must reading" for its symbolic narrative of the Fall of Man.