The Italian-American Experience

Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Italian-American Experience

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Anthropology, European Studies, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course explores the cultural anthropology and sociology of the Italian-American family from the beginning of the twentieth century to present day. The course will focus on the following themes: stereotypes, gender, religion, politics, social change, and community character and adaptation. Students will analyze newspapers, magazines, and narrative fiction, as well as documentaries, feature films, and popular television programs. Special attention will be paid to the emotional and cultural experience of the return of the Italian-American to his/her roots in Italy.

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