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Feeling Italian The Art of Ethnicity in America

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ISBN-10: 0814727476

ISBN-13: 9780814727478

Edition: 2005

Authors: Thomas J. Ferraro

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View the Table of Contents.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Read the Introduction. Ferraro maintains a breezy, journalistic style that has produced an easy and entertaining read. His work may give hope to people of other ethnicities who presently suffer from isolation and alienation on the part of the general American public.-Multicultural Review Ferraro traces the 'evolution and persistence' of an identifiable Italian American identity, from the time of widespread Italian immigration in the late 1800s through popular mediated portrayals of Italian Americans such as those found in The Sopranos television series. The book is an important contribution not only to Italian American studies, but to the…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 5/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Thomas J. Ferraro is Associate Professor of English at Duke University. He is the author of Ethnic Passages and editor of Catholic Lives, Contemporary America .

Introduction : feeling Italian
Honor : Friday bloody Friday
City : New York delirious
Job : close to the flesh and smell and joy of them
Mother : the Madonnas of Tenth Avenue
Song : a punch in everyman's kisser
Crime : La Cosa Nostra Americana
Romance : only a paper moon?
Diva : our lady the dominatrix of pop
Skin : Giancarlo and the border patrol
Table : cine cucina
Conclusion : the art of ethnicity in America