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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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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
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
Biava, Christina – 1995
Much Italian-American culture and writing, beginning with the Italians' migration and settlement in the United States from 1880 to 1920, is forgotten today. Italians traditionally did not value literacy and education. Italian-Americans, for economical reasons that they share with other ethnic and racial minorities as well as cultural…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Ethnic Bias, Higher Education, Immigrants
Ciampa, Bartholomew J. – 1974
Many credible sources refer to the various immigrant groups in a derogatory manner. Negative citations can be categorized in numerous ways. They might arise as a result of the geographic origin of the ethnic group; attraction to a particular occupation class; peculiarity of custom; religious or political affiliation; rate of delinquency, crime, or…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Cultural Images, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Stereotypes
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Mills, Nicolaus – Society, 1974
Examines the scope and variety of past demands for community-controlled schools in New York, which were especially visible in the actions of three groups: Irish Catholics in the 1840s; Jews in the period surrounding the turn of the century; Italians in the middle 1930s and early 1940s. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Community Control, Educational History, Ethnic Groups, Italian Americans
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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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Caselli, Ron – Social Studies, 1973
After a review of the role Italian immigrants have played in the development of the United States, the author reflects on the demand currently being made by other ethnic groups that they retain their cultural heritage within the society. The lesson for modern minorities is clear--to make it, one must forget the old ways, the old tongue, the old…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Cultural Background, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism
Rothstein, Richard – Phi Delta Kappan, 1998
A commonly held notion of how earlier generations of immigrants were educated--often used as the chief argument supporting English immersion--is a myth. Far from succeeding by immersing themselves in English, immigrant groups did much worse than the native-born; some groups, particularly Italians, did much worse than others. Research findings are…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Bilingual Education, Economic Factors, Educational History
Fotia, Elizabeth R.; Rasmussen, Karen – 1975
Developed as part of an ethnic heritage studies program, this historical narrative of Italian Americans can enhance cultural awareness. This document presents the story of Italians beginning with cultural roots in Italy and their subsequent emigration to the United States, including to South Bend, Indiana. Four major areas are explored. An account…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Pluralism, Ethnic Groups
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
Adorno, Elvira, Ed. – 1966
This booklet of 15 reprinted letters sent in response to a query concerning the actual use of Italian in the United States designates various areas of professional application. Some reference to current Italian publications is included. It is hoped that these letters will help promote the study of Italian in American schools. (RL)
Descriptors: Fine Arts, Italian, Italian Americans, Italian Literature
Pari, Caroline – 1995
Richard Gambino's "Blood of My Blood" was of help to a writing instructor coming to terms with the role that her Italian ethnicity played in her life and education. Gambino's understanding of the inner tensions experienced by an individual who must negotiate between two cultures has helped the instructor in teaching working-class and…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Cultural Differences, Culture Conflict, Discourse Communities
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