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Mon, November 07, 2022

18:00 – 19:30

Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Firenze

Languages of Discrimination and Racisim in the Twentieth-Century Italy – Histories, Legacies and Practices.

Co-edited by Marcella Simoni and Davide Lombardo.

Join our panel for this book presentation to discuss the history and the construction of race, racism, and discrimination in Italy from the colonial wars up to the present through Fascism and the Republic.

This volume addresses the intersection between mobility, migration, and racism in Italy from different points of view and at different historical moments, from the end of the nineteenth century to the first twenty years of the twenty-first century.

It aims at creating a bridge between the historical studies on Italian racism and the ethnographic and sociological studies that have explored the changing Italian society since the arrival of the first wave of migrants in the 1980s, thus adding another layer to the deconstruction of the myth of the “italiani brava gente”.



Chair: Larry Wolff, NYU Florence
Stefania Bernini, College of Europe, Bruges
Mackda Ghebremariam Tesfau’, NYU Florence
Davide Lombardo, NYU Florence
Marcella Simoni, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice and NYU Florence
Debora Spini, NYU Florence