Migration and material culture: legacy, ethnicity, hybridity

Diasporas: Circulations, Migrations, Histoire. 2018;32:125-129 DOI 10.4000/diasporas.2475


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Journal Title: Diasporas: Circulations, Migrations, Histoire

ISSN: 1637-5823 (Print); 2431-1472 (Online)

Publisher: Presses Universitaires du Midi

LCC Subject Category: Political science: Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration

Country of publisher: France

Language of fulltext: French, English

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Laura E. Ruberto

Joseph Sciorra


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Time From Submission to Publication: 26 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

This interview with Laura E. Ruberto (Berkeley City College) and Joseph Sciorra (Queens College) offers a cultural approach to migration by taking into consideration the full range of Italian migrations to the United States from the late nineteenth century to the twentieth-first century. The two scholars discuss their thoughts on material culture and various forms of cultural expression by focusing on the social and historical dynamics of aesthetic practices. Ever attentive to transnational dimensions as well as hybridic formations, Ruberto and Sciorra reveal how identity and ethnicity are reconfigured.