Critical Studies in Italian America

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  1. John Fante's Ask the Dust
    This volume assembles for the first time a staggering multiplicity of reflections and readings of John Fante’s 1939 classic, Ask the Dust, a true testament to the work’s present and future impact. The contributors to this... Learn More
    Published: 7th April 2020
    Hardback | £116.00
    Paperback | £33.00
  2. Whom We Shall Welcome
    Whom We Shall Welcome examines World War II immigration of Italians to the United States, an under-studied period in Italian immigration history. Danielle Battisti looks at efforts by Italian American organizations to foster Italian... Learn More
    Published: 5th March 2019
    Hardback | £112.00
    Paperback | £27.99
    EPUB | £32.00
    PDF | £32.00
  3. Napoli/New York/Hollywood
    Napoli/New York/Hollywood investigates the work of Italian immigrant performers and the impact of the traditions of the Italian stage within the history of Hollywood cinema and of American media from 1895 to today.... Learn More
    Published: 30th October 2018
    Hardback | £124.00
    Paperback | £37.00
    EPUB | £42.00
  4. Pre-Occupied Spaces
    This book rethinks Italy’s formation and development on a trans-national map through cultural analysis of travel, living and work spaces as depicted in literary, filmic and musical texts. By demonstrating how today’s immigration... Learn More
    Published: 1st June 2017
    Hardback | £103.00
    Paperback | £27.99
    EPUB | £32.00
    PDF | £32.00
  5. Personal Effects
    The two editors and eighteen scholars and creative nonfiction writers offer a lucid view of a writer who has produced one of the most provocative bodies of memoir writing in contemporary US literature, a scholar who has enriched... Learn More
    Published: 15th October 2014
    Hardback | £37.00
    Paperback | £15.99
    PDF | £42.00
  6. Sabato Rodia's Towers in Watts
    This volume gathers groundbreaking critical essays on Sabato (Simon) Rodia's renowned Watts Towers (Los Angeles, California) from diverse disciplinary perspectives, extensively highlighting his migration context as never before,... Learn More
    Published: 15th June 2014
    Hardback | £136.00
    Paperback | £37.00
    EPUB | £42.00
    PDF | £42.00
  7. Making Italian America
    Addressing topics in the history and sociology of fashion, film, food, popular music, sports, masculinity, youth subcultures, and the politics of consumption, Making Italian America explores consumer culture in Italian American... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2014
    Hardback | £83.00
    Paperback | £27.99
    EPUB | £32.00
    PDF | £32.00
  8. Intimacy and Italian Migration
    his provocative collection of essays adds a new dimension to our understanding of nation-building through its examination of the role of intimate cultural processes. First, by exploring the private lives of migrants from Italy... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2010
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £27.99
  9. Italian Folk
    Sunday dinners, basement kitchens, and backyard gardens are everyday cultural entities long associated with Italian Americans, yet the general perception of them remains superficial and stereotypical at best. For many people,... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2010
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £33.00