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Pre-Occupied Spaces: Remapping Italy's Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legacies

Teresa Fiore


By highlighting Italy’s long history of emigration to all continents in the world, as well as its lesser known colonial experiences, Fiore’s book poses Italy as a unique laboratory to rethink national belonging at large in our era of massive demographic mobility. Through an interdisciplinary cultural approach, the book finds traces of globalization in a past that may hold interesting lessons about inclusiveness for the present. Fiore’s imaginative remapping of Italy’s national formation and development foregrounds the perspectives of the “outsiders,” that is, departing and arriving migrants al ... More

Keywords: colonialism, cultural studies: literature, film, emigration/immigration/international migrations, ethnicity/race, identity, Italy, Mediterranean/Atlantic Studies, nation, transnationalism/globalization, space

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780823274321
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823274321.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Teresa Fiore, author
Montclair State University

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Front Matter

Part One Waters: Migrant Voyages and Ships from and to Italy

Part Two Houses: Multiethnic Residential Spaces as Living Archives of Pre-Occupation and Invention

Part Three Workplaces: A Creative Re-Occupation of Labor Spaces against Exploitation