First published in 2001, this book retraces the chronological history of the Italian Diaspora community in Britain from its inception in the eighteenth century to the present. The author describes the immigrants’ way of life, patterns of occupation, gender relations and modes of integration in the host country. In addition, the book focuses on the role of religion, an institution which has traditionally reinforced both Italian cultural identity and unequal gender relations. Until now, most ethnic studies have been carried out on racialized minorities - those with physical differences - and they have generally failed to emphasize the gender relations within minority communities.
'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
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.
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