The Italian American Family and Transnational Circuits

Authored by: JoAnne Ruvoli

The Routledge History of Italian Americans

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  September  2017

Print ISBN: 9780415835831
eBook ISBN: 9780203501856
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780203501856.ch24

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Abstract

In essence, nostalgia is strongly present in the cinema of third generation, Italian-American film artists. It’s not the grandparents, who still embody the traditions of their land of origin; it’s not the parents, who often reject it because of their intense desire to assimilate in the New World; it’s the children who want to return to their roots and their ancestral homeland

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