Italy is a country with one of the largest historical diasporas. In the past forty years, it has turned into a country of immigration, while continuing to be a point of departure. As of the 2010s, the numbers of Italians emigrating abroad has visibly grown in size. What are the characteristics of this new phenomenon? How does it differ from the past? What does it tell us about neo-liberal capitalism as well as local and globalizing social mechanisms affecting the needs and desires of people who look for opportunities some place else?
These themes are discussed in the volume Italiani che lasciano l’Italia (Italians Leaving Italy) which will be presented by the co-editors Marco Alberio and Fabio Berti, the respondents Teresa Fiore and Monica Miscali, and the moderator Guido Bonsaver on Tue. Feb. 23 at 12:15pm (EST). This online event – free and open to the public – will be in Italian with simultaneous interpretation into English. See more details in the flyer below and on the webpage. REGISTER HERE.