By Patrizia Palumbo, Angelo del Boca, Giulia Barrera, Barbara Sòrgoni, Nicola Labanca, Cristina Lombardi-Diop, Lucia Re, Giorgio Bertellini, Cecilia Boggio, Karen Pinkus, Cinzia Sartini-Blum, Robin Pickering-Iazzi
Given the centrality of Africa to Italy's nationwide identification, a radical research of Italian colonial background and tradition has been lengthy past due. vital advancements, the expansion of postcolonial stories and the talk surrounding immigration from Africa to the Italian peninsula, have made it transparent that the dialogue of Italy's colonial earlier is key to any realizing of the historical past and building of the state. This assortment, the 1st to assemble articles by way of the most-respected students in Italian colonial reviews, highlights the ways that colonial discourse has pervaded Italian tradition from the post-unification interval to the current. in the course of the Risorgimento, Africa was once invoked as a limb of a proudly resuscitated Imperial Rome. throughout the Fascist period, imperialistic politics have been an important in shaping either family and foreign perceptions of the Italian country. those individuals provide compelling essays on decolonization, exoticism, fascist and liberal politics, anthropology, and historiography, let alone well known literature, feminist reviews, cinema, and kid's literature. as the Italian colonial prior has had large repercussions, not just in Italy and within the former colonies but in addition in different nations ultimately concerned, students in lots of parts will welcome this vast and insightful landscape of Italian colonial tradition.
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THE PURLOINED OBELISK The relationships between Italy and its former colonies in the postwar period were not always easy and straightforward. This is especially true of relations with Ethiopia and Libya, both of which claimed a right to ﬁnancial reparations because of the war damages they had suffered at Italian hands. Reconciliation was hindered by a ruling class that was pressured heavily by the colonialist lobby and that, as I said, was promoting rather than preventing the repression of colonial faults.
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A Place in the Sun: Africa in Italian Colonial Culture from Post-Unification to the Present by Patrizia Palumbo, Angelo del Boca, Giulia Barrera, Barbara Sòrgoni, Nicola Labanca, Cristina Lombardi-Diop, Lucia Re, Giorgio Bertellini, Cecilia Boggio, Karen Pinkus, Cinzia Sartini-Blum, Robin Pickering-Iazzi