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Book Presentation: Pre-Occupied Spaces - Monday, December 11, 2017

The Departments of Political Science and Law, Sociology, History, and Modern Languages and Literatures in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Montclair State University are pleased to present a conversation about the much debated topic of immigration, prompted by the recent publication of Pre-Occupied Spaces: Remapping Italy's Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legacies (Fordham UP 2017) by Teresa Fiore, Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies. Starting from the premise that migration is a total social fact, the panel brings together colleagues from different disciplines - Nancy Carnevale (History), Stephen Ruszczyk (Sociology) and Tony Spanakos (Political Science and Law) - with the specific goal of providing different perspectives on the book's content after a presentation by the author.

By linking Italy's long history of emigration, 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. In particular, the book offers interpretative routes about demographic and cultural movements that can be relevant to Europe at large as well as the U.S.

Monday, December 11, 2017      6:30-8:30pm     Lecture Hall 101, Feliciano School of Business
For more info, see theevent's page and the flyer below.
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