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6 edition of Italian-American Folklore (American Folklore Series) found in the catalog.

Italian-American Folklore (American Folklore Series)

by Frances Malpezzi

  • 30 Want to read
  • 32 Currently reading

Published by August House .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • Minority Studies - Ethnic American,
  • Humor / General,
  • Ethnic Studies - General,
  • Folklore & Mythology

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages304
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8086080M
    ISBN 10087483533X
    ISBN 109780874835335

    Folklore scholar Joseph Sciorra is the Director for Academic and Cultural Programs at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute in Queens College which is part of the City University of New York. He’s also a Brooklyn-born and -raised Italian American and in this episode of the New Books in Folklore podcast, he talks about his latest book, Built with Faith: Italian American . Get the best deals on 1st Edition Fiction & Literature Books in Italian when you shop the largest online selection at Free shipping on many items Make Offer - Italian-American Folklore American Folklore Series 1st Edition. Attilio Veraldi ~ .

    Set in Chicago during the s and s, this novel of Italian American life is populated by hardworking immigrants whose heroism lies in their quiet, sometimes tragic humanity. At the center of the novel is young Carmolina, who is torn between the bonds of the past and the pull of the future—a need for home and a yearning for independence.1/5(1). Severo Antonelli (–) - legendary figure in Philadelphia Italian American history and the subject of one of the largest ever one-man shows at the Smithsonian Institution Franco A. "Frank" Barsotti (–) - photographer and professor emeritus from the .

    (Note: There is a possibility that Catwoman / Selina Kyle is the daughter of Carmine Falcone, an Italian-American crime boss. It has not been confirmed, but has been hinted at in Batman: Dark Victory and Catwoman: When in Rome. In the book Out of the Woods: The Origins of the Literary Fairy Tale in Italy and France, edited by Nancy Canepa (published by Wayne State University Press, ) the author points to manipulations and transformations of the earlier folklore tales by .


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Italian-American Folklore (American Folklore Series) by Frances Malpezzi Download PDF EPUB FB2

"ITALIAN-AMERICAN FOLKLORE", BY Frances M. Malpezzi and William M. Clements is an all inclusive analogy of Italians encompassing proverbs, songs, games, folktales, superstitions, and generational variations of those by: This was a book that was being discarded from the school library where I teach.

It looked interesting so I took it home. It is full of a lot of interesting anecdotes and stories about Italian-American culture.

I particularly liked the section involving folktales and stories recorded by relatives of people from various areas of Italy/5. Italian-American Folklore draws its material directly from Americans of Italian descent in both urban and rural communities.

The result is a book that, while strongly anchored in scholarship, is readable, entertaining, and : August House Publishers, Inc. Italian-American Folklore draws its material directly from Americans of Italian descent in both urban and rural communities. The result is a book that, while strongly anchored in scholarship, is readable, entertaining, Italian-American Folklore book illuminating.

Chapters on folk speech, superstitions, folk medicine, games, and more tell of customs common to Italian. Italian-American folklore User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict Folklorists Malpezzi and Clements have produced a colorful overview of the folkways of Italian immigrants.

Genre/Form: Cookbooks Folklore: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Malpezzi, Frances M., Italian-American folklore. Little Rock: August House. In commemoration of the five hundredth anniversary of the voyages of Christopher Columbus to America, the Italian section of the American Folklore Society presents this collection of essays on Italian American folklife.

This is one of the first efforts to bring together various voices to interpret the folkways of this ethnic group in America. ✏Italian American Folklore Book Summary: Italian-Americans compose one of the largest ethnic groups in the United States, numbering more than 14 million in the census.

Though they have often been portrayed in fiction and film, these images are often based on stereotypes not borne out among the immigrant and assimilated population. Italian Folk offers an opportunity to reexamine and rethink what we know about Italian Americans. The contributors to this unique book discuss historic and contemporary cultural expressions and religious practices from various parts of the United States and Canada to examine how they operate at local, national, and transnational levels.

The Etruscans inhabited the regions now known as Tuscany, western Umbria, and northern Lazio. By contrast, approximately 84% of Italian-Americans trace their roots to Southern Italy and Sicily. Most Italian-American family traditions and folk religion will not be illuminated by study of Etruscan paganism.

Italian-American Folklore draws its material directly from Americans of Italian descent in both urban and rural communities. The result is a book that, while strongly anchored in scholarship, is readable, entertaining, and illuminating/5(30).

Through its collection of interpretive essays on folk culture, this book attains a depth of analysis rarely achieved in Italian American folklore scholarship. The folklife of Italian Americans is not evolving in a vacuum; it draws from dynamic specific and local as well as regional and national Italian cultural expressions.

This wide-ranging work relates the entire saga of the Italian-American experience from immigration through assimilation to achievement. The book highlights the enormous contributions that Italian Americans—the fourth largest European ethnic group in the United States—have made to the professions, politics, academy, arts, and popular culture.

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"ITALIAN-AMERICAN FOLKLORE", BY Frances M. Malpezzi and William M. Clements is an all inclusive analogy of Italians encompassing proverbs, songs, games, folktales, superstitions, and generational variations of those ideals/5.

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Malpezzi/5. - Stephen Olbrys Gencarella, —Journal of Folklore Research Sciorra's book conveys a strong sense of urgency to reexamine and re-think what we know about Italian Americans, while contributing to the legitimization of Italian-American folklore. - —Modern Italy.

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''The Italian-American family tends to be more egaliatrian, more middle class now, and mobility is easier,'' notes Lydio F. Tomasi of New York's Center for Migration Studies.This collection of essays explores local knowledge and aesthetic practices, often marked as folklore,as sources for creativity and meaning in Italian-American lives.

As the contributors demonstrate, folklore provides contemporary scholars with occasions for observingand interpreting behaviors and objects as part of lived experiences.