Politics of National Identity in Italy: Immigration and 'Italianita' (Hardback)
  • Politics of National Identity in Italy: Immigration and 'Italianita' (Hardback)
zoom

Politics of National Identity in Italy: Immigration and 'Italianita' (Hardback)

(author)
£115.00
Hardback 242 Pages / Published: 06/01/2015
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

This book focuses on the politics of national identity in Italy. Only a unified country for just over 150 years, Italian national identity is perhaps more contingent than longer established nations such as France or the UK.

The book investigates when, how and why the discussions about national identity and about immigration became entwined in public discourse within Italy. In particular it looks at the most influential voices in the debate on immigration and identity, namely Italian intellectuals, the Catholic Church, the Northern League and the Left. The methodological approach is based on a systematic discourse analysis of official documents, interviews, statements and speeches by representatives of the political actors involved. In the process, the author demonstrates that a 'normalisation' of intolerance towards foreigners has become institutionalised at the heart of the Italian state.

This work will be of particular interest to students of Italian Politics, Nationalism and Comparative Politics.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415627795
Number of pages: 242
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

The goals of the book are to reconstruct contrasting narratives about immigration and national identity; to name the conflicts, alliances, and interests affecting the national identity national immigration debate; to determine their impact on the development of Italian immigration and citizenship legislation; and to explore whether there is such a thing as a uniquely Italian solution - based on Italian history and imbued with Italian values - to the immigration debate. Garau asserts that intolerance is normal in Italian politics and state policies. Her book provides a great overview of theory that graduate students will appreciate. --R. A. Harper, York College CHOICE

You may also be interested in...

Hindenburg
Added to basket
£79.00
Hardback
Fascism
Added to basket
£4.50
Paperback
War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning
Added to basket
England
Added to basket
£13.99
Paperback
A Secret History of the IRA
Added to basket
Rebels and Redcoats
Added to basket
The Abolition of Britain
Added to basket
The Invention of the Land of Israel
Added to basket
Nationalism
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
Parting Ways
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Devolution in the United Kingdom
Added to basket
The Plot
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Nations and Nationalism since 1780
Added to basket
Who Speaks for Wales?
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.