Towards a More Balanced View of Italian Americans

Towards a More Balanced View of Italian Americans

By Anthony Maulucci

A collection of 12 essays on the Italian American experience first published in online journals and Dante Society newsletters in Boston and Seattle. Topics include: The Assimilation Syndrome, Embracing the Media Myths, Saints, Miracles, and the Virgin Mary, Saving Italian American Culture Through Literature, The Body in Italian American Culture, Blood Ties and Civic Consciousness, Old Wine, New Identities, World War II and Italian Americans: a psycho-social profile, Beyond Recognition: Lovers, Thugs, Buffoons, and Gangsters, and The Persistence of Paganism