IMMAGINARE GLI ITALO-AMERICANI: DALLA SCUOLA DI CHICAGO IN POI. INTRODUZIONE ALLA SEZIONE «CLASSICS»

  • Samuele Grassi
  • Cirus Rinaldi Department Cultures and Societies, University of Palermo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4047-9234
  • Anthony Julian Tamburri
  • Ben Lawton
  • Chiara Mazzucchelli
  • Sabrina Vellucci

Abstract

 

This piece introduces Chiara Mazzucchelli, Anthony Julian Tamburri, and Sabrina Vellucci’s essays on Italian-Americanness, and extracts from Irving L. Child and Harvey Warren Zorbaugh’s sociological studies on marginality and «vice» areas in the US of the early XX century. It frames these distinctive and insightful pieces within the context of identitarian, linguistic, and cultural struggles that make up the archives of Italian migrant communities in the US.In conversation with the five pieces, this introduction aims to inquire into the practices of stigmatisation and reproduction of violence by dominant epistemological and ontological frameworks travelling beyond borders.

Author Biography

Cirus Rinaldi, Department Cultures and Societies, University of Palermo

Cirus Rinaldi, PhD, is a senior lecturer of the sociology of deviance at the Department of Culture and Society, University of Palermo, where he teaches Genders, sexualities, and violence and Masculinities, crime and criminal justice. His main research topics are related to masculinity and violence, homophobia, deviance theory, and the sociology of sexualities. He is one among the very few Italian scholars who has widely researching on sociological aspect of sexuality, sociology of LGBT people, and especially the first one to analyse masculinity in male sex work arenas.  He has been member of the scientific committee of the Gender Studies section of AIS (the Italian Sociological Association). He is currently coordinating the activities of the Research Group on «Bodies, Rights and Conflict» at Palermo University.

Published
2019-12-31
Section
Reprints and Revivals: old and new classics