American Woman, Italian Style : Italian Americana's Best Writings on Women (Hardcover)

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Publisher Fordham Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780823231751
SKU 213648005
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0823231755
Release Date 6/1/2010
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 1T
Author Info
Christine Palamidessi Moore
The author has a M.F.A. from Boston University where she has taught writing. Her work has appeared in "Interview", "New Woman", "The Boston Globe", and "The New York Times".
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Editors Note With writings that span more than thirty-five years, American Woman, Italian Style is a rich collection of essays that fleshes out the realities of today's Italian American women and explores the myriad ways they continue to add to the American experience. The status of modern Italian-American women in the United States isnoteworthy: their quiet and continued growth into respected positions in the professional worlds of law and medicine surpasses the success achieved in that of the general population-so too does their educational attainment and income.Contributions include Donna Gabaccia on the oral-to-written history of cookbooks, Carol Helstosky on the Tradition of Invention, an interview with Sandra Gilbert, Paul Levitt's look at Lucy Mancini as a metaphor for the modern world, William Egelman's survey of women's work patterns, and Edvige Giunta on the importance of a selfconscious understanding of memory. There are explorations of Jewish-Italian intermarriages and interpretations of entrepreneurship in Milwaukee. Readers will find challenges to common assumptions and stereotypes, departures from normal samplings, and springboards to further research.American Woman, Italian Style: Italian Americana's Best Writings on Women offers unique insights into issues of gender and ethnicity and is a voice for the less heard and less seen side of the Italian-American experience from immigrant times to the present. Instead of seeking consensus or ideological orthodoxy, this collectionbrings together writers with a wide range of backgrounds, outlooks, ideas, and experiences. It is an impressive postmodern collection for interdisciplinary studies: a book and a look about being and becoming an American.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0363
Publisher Fordham University Press
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