Are Italians White?: How Race is Made in America

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Jennifer Guglielmo, Salvatore Salerno
Psychology Press, 2003 - Social Science - 328 pages

This dazzling collection of original essays from some of the country's leading thinkers asks the rather intriguing question - Are Italians White? Each piece carefully explores how, when and why whiteness became important to Italian Americans, and the significance of gender, class and nation to racial identity.


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Part II Radicalism and Race
Part IIIWhitenessViolenceand the Urban Crisis
Part IVToward A Black Italian Imaginary
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Jennifer Guglielmo is Assistant Professor of History at Smith College. Salvatore Salerno is an independent scholar who has taught at University of Massachusetts at Boston, California State University at Sacramento, and Macalester College. David Roediger (afterword) is the Kendrick Babcock Professor of History at the University of Illinois and the author of many books, including Wagesof Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American WorkingClass.

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