This title was first published in 2001. Retracing the history of the Italian Diaspora community in Britain from the eighteenth century to today, this book examines the immigrants’ way of life, patterns of occupation, gender relations and modes of integration in the host country. It also explores the role of religion in the reinforcement of Italian cultural identity and unequal gender relations.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction: Theories of gender relations; Interplay of religion and ethnicity; History of the Italian Community in Britain; Comparison of ethnic Italian and British social structures; Italian institutions in Britain; Structural changes in Italy; Conclusion; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.
'The book is a major contribution to the study of white ethnicity and gender relations and adds to the very small literature on British Italians.' Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies