The Departments of Sociology, History, Political Science and Law, and Modern Languages and Literatures in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Montclair State University are pleased to present a conversation about Pre-Occupied Spaces: Remapping Italy's Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legacies, a new book by Dr. Teresa Fiore (Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies at Montclair State University), published by Fordham University Press in May 2017.
By linking Italy's long history of emigration to all
continents in the world, contemporary transnational migrations directed
toward it, as well as the country's colonial legacies, Fiore's book
poses Italy as a unique laboratory to rethink national belonging at
large in our era of massive demographic mobility. Showing
how immigration in Italy today is preoccupied by its past emigration and
colonialism, and how the commonalities between the two phenomena can
potentially dispel preoccupations, the book offers interpretative routes
about demographic and cultural movements that can be relevant to Europe
at large as well as the U.S.
This panel will include a presentation by the author Teresa Fiore in discussion with Montclair State colleagues Nancy Carnevale from the History Department (coeditor of Fordham UP Critical Studies in Italian America), Stephen Ruszczyk from the Sociology Department and Tony Spanakos, Chair of Political Science and Law Department.
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