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Galli Tognota, Vittoria – ProQuest LLC, 2017
PROBLEM: Italian-Americans belong to one of the cultural groups that have suffered discrimination throughout the decades since their or their families' immigration to the United States. As early the first half of the twentieth century, Italian-Americans had already suffered discrimination, alienation, and exclusion. Such factors became obstacles…
Descriptors: Success, Higher Education, Italian Americans, Qualitative Research
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Marino, Michael P.; Crocco, Margaret S. – Social Studies, 2015
Pizza serves as a powerful example of historical themes such as immigration, cultural exchange and urbanization. In the post-WWII United States, Trenton, NJ, and other cities were gradually being transformed by suburbanization, the rise of fast food, and changes in family living related to women's entry in large numbers into the paid workforce.…
Descriptors: United States History, Food, History Instruction, Cultural Influences
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Moretti, Erica – History of Education, 2015
In the early years of the twentieth century, the great structural, social and cultural changes in American society included a growing number of immigrants arriving from the poorest regions of Europe. For the first time, the issues of immigration, assimilation and social integration became the most important problems facing American society. In the…
Descriptors: United States History, Acculturation, Italian Americans, Teaching Methods
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De Fina, Anna – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2012
In this paper I closely examine spontaneous interactions between members of a tri-generation Italian American family. I argue that members show different language preferences and differing attitudes towards the family's multilingual identity but that they all demonstrate a degree of "engagement" with the heritage language. Phenomena that…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Interaction, Second Language Learning, Multilingualism
Nelson, Michael – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Scholarly books with "identity" and "culture" in the title have loomed large on academic publishing lists for several years. Scholarly books with "Sinatra" in the title are a more recent phenomenon. Despite his six-decade career as the Voice (the 1940s), the Chairman of the Board (the 50s and 60s), and Ol' Blue Eyes (the 70s through his death, in…
Descriptors: Singing, Italian Americans, Popular Culture, Reputation
Florio-Ruane, Susan; Williams, Linda G. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2008
This article reports the authors' collaborative research on teacher identity as revealed by examining paths to teaching. When individuals enter the teaching profession, they appear to be making a personal career choice. Beginning educators look ahead, envisioning the teachers they hope to become. At this time it is rare to look backward, to…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Career Choice, Teacher Attitudes, Social Environment
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Scarpaci, J. Vincenza – Journal of Ethnic Studies, 1981
Discusses conceptual and methodological problems surrounding research on Italian women's roles. Presents case studies of women who do not fit into the stereotypes used to describe Italian women and to demonstrate research uses of source materials. (Author/MK)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Females, Italian Americans, Research Problems
Cordasco, Francesco, Comp. – 1978
The major aim of this guide has been to provide a bibliographical and informational resource in which all important materials regarding Italian Americans are noted. Over 2000 entries have been assembled under five major headings: (1) general reference works; (2) social sciences; (3) history and regional studies; (4) applied sciences; and (5)…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Ethnic Groups, Information Sources, Italian Americans
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Wallace, James M. – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
In this article, the author presents the memoir of Angelo Patri, a very important and well-known educational figure during the first of the last century in his educational career. In 1917 Patri published Schoolmaster of the Great City, which gives readers vivid impressions of his early life in Italy and New York, his family and community, his…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Education, Educational History, Biographies
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Rosenwaike, Ira – International Migration Review, 1973
Compares the fertility levels between first and second generation Italian immigrants and suggests that the pattern of change found indicates their integration into the mainstream of American life and value systems. (Author/SF)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Demography, Immigrants, Italian Americans
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Correa-Zoli, Yole – Italica, 1974
American Italian exhibits interference from English in loanwords, loanblends, loanshift extensions and loan translations, and some of these are analyzed in this paper. (CK)
Descriptors: English, Interference (Language), Italian, Italian Americans
Crispino, James A. – 1980
This book is a study of the assimilation process as it applies to Italian Americans. Chapters One and Two provide a contextual framework for the study by discussing the theoretical paradigms that have been advanced to describe ethnic behaviors or the assimilation experience and by reviewing pre-immigration and early immigration experiences of…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adults, Cultural Background, Demography
Binzen, Peter – 1970
Lower middle-class whites who support their police, who paste flags in their car windows, and who comprise a most volatile political constituency are the subject of this book. In particular, Kensington, a blue-collar neighborhood in Philadelphia, is examined: Irish, Italians, and Poles are found to be as angry and disaffected as their neighboring…
Descriptors: Italian Americans, Low Achievement, Lower Middle Class, Middle Class
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Oliver, Lawrence J. – Journal of Ethnic Studies, 1987
Analyzes the school motif in Italian-American literature. Focuses on novels which dramatize the Italian immigrants' initial resistance to American compulsory education. Asserts that many of these represent the American school as a reflection of the larger society, and as the root of the Italians' assimilation difficulties. (KH)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Cultural Traits, Ethnic Groups, Italian Americans
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Pane, Remigio U. – International Migration Review, 1975
This is a brief extract from a complete Bibliography of United States and Canadian Doctoral Dissertations on Italian subjects, comprising more than 3000 items and covering the 110-year period from 1863 through 1974. (Author)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Doctoral Dissertations, Ethnic Groups, Immigrants
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