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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
Cordasco, Francesco – Intellect, 1974
Recent works on the experience of Italians in the U.S. point up the new ethnic consciousness which derives from a convergence of forces and influences in the 1960's. (Editor)
Descriptors: Books, Cultural Influences, Ethnic Studies, Italian Americans
Di Pietro, Robert J. – 1976
As may be seen in a brief examination of several characters and scenes in Mario Puzo's "The Godfather," analysis of ethnic literature must focus on both the cultural and the linguistic aspects of literature. Often the syntactic structure reflects the structure of the native language of the writer, while word choice frequently depends…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Origins, Italian Americans
Vecoli, Rudolph J. – Ethnicity, 1978
The events of the 1960's served as a catalyst in bringing about the resurgence of "white ethnic groups." The dynamics of an increasing ethnic consciousness and militancy among Italian Americans are, however, found in the cultural and demographic changes currently taking place within the ethnic group. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Cultural Influences, Demography, Ethnic Status
Glazer, Nathan – J Negro Educ, 1969
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Ethnic Groups
Johnson, Colleen L. – 1976
This research project on the Italian-American family examines the differential role of the mother and father in the transmission of ethnic identity to the children. Ethnicity is conceptualized here, in part, as a system of rules or norms which define acceptable behavior and which distinguishes one's own kind from others. One of the most prominent…
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Child Rearing, Cultural Influences, Ethnic Groups
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LaGumina, Salvatore J. – Journal of Ethnic Studies, 1975
Notes that Rizzo's memoirs constitute an historical document which intersects the immigrant experience of the era of mass Italian immigration. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Authors, Case Studies, Cultural Influences, Ethnic Groups
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Pozzetta, George E. – Journal of Ethnic Studies, 1976
Notes that a sizable cluster of volumes dealing with the Italian American experience has appeared in the last decade and reviews four books and one bibliography dealing with this ethnic group. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Book Reviews, Cultural Influences, Cultural Traits
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Carlisi, John A. – 1979
An exploratory research study was undertaken to determine the extent of drug abuse in three ethnic neighborhoods. The nature and scope of drug use among Italian and Polish Americans in three working class neighborhoods were examined in the light of the role class and cultural identity plays in the development and treatment of drug abuse. Results…
Descriptors: Community Role, Cultural Influences, Drug Abuse, Drug Use
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Passi, Michael M. – Journal of Ethnic Studies, 1975
Asserts that the history of white ethnics has been written far too long as the story of disorganization and disintegration. Argues that the themes of rebirth and creativity should be explored, discarding the myth of the American as a new man emerging after stripping away Old World traditions and institutions. (Author/RJ)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Church Role, Cultural Influences, Ethnic Groups
Vecoli, Rudolph – Center Magazine, 1974
Traces the history of the Italian migration to the United States and their transition to American life. Describes changing trends in housing patterns, social mobility, educational attainment, social organizations and political and cultural orientations. (EH)
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Influences, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Traits
Green, Rose Basile – 1974
A chronological analysis of the fictional writings of Americans of Italian ancestry, this book constitutes a record of the interaction of two cultures, immigrant and established, within the composition of American civilization. The materials are divided into three parts: the first part contains an analysis of representative autobiographies as a…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Influences, Italian Americans, Italian Literature
Greenberg, Joel – Science News, 1978
Describes the traditional life style of a small Italian community in Roseto, Pennsylvania. Americanization crept in during the sixties resulting in a breakdown of old values coupled with a decline in health and a jump in the heart attack death rate. (GA)
Descriptors: Cultural Exchange, Cultural Influences, Culture, Ethnic Groups
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Greenglass, Esther R. – Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 1972
Relationship between maternal communication with child and ethnicity of the mother was examined in a study of 89 mother-child pairs. Italian immigrant mothers tended to rely on direct imperatives and requests, Canadian mothers relied on more indirect forms of control, and second-generation Italian mothers employed justifications. (Author)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Comparative Analysis, Cultural Influences, Ethnic Groups
Gabriel, Richard A.; Savage, Paul L. – 1973
This short paper asks three related questions: What factors erode ethnic ties? What factors support ethnic identification? What roles does ethnicity play in the process of assimilation? Data were obtained through a sample survey of registered voters in three wards of Providence and the entire suburb of Warwick, Rhode Island. After a field test,…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Cultural Influences, Demography, Ethnic Discrimination
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