Destination Italy: representing migration in contemporary media and narrative

Emma Frances Bond (Editor), Guido Bonsaver (Editor), Federico Faloppa (Editor)

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Italy is one of the most recent immigratory destinations in Europe, having long been one of the continent’s most important sources of emigration. Due to its strategic position in the Mediterranean, the Italian peninsula is a crossroads of complex transnational movements and represents a unique and dynamic context for the study of contemporary migration and its representation through the diverse channels of media, literature and film.
The product of a two-year interdisciplinary research project into representations of migration to Italy, this volume brings together scholarly contributions from the fields of migration studies, linguistics, media, literature and film studies as well as essays by practitioners and activists. It provides both a multi-faceted snapshot of how diverse representations of immigration capture experiences and affect decision-making dynamics and an in-depth study of how media, literature and cinema contribute to the public perception of migrants within the destination culture.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherPeter Lang
Number of pages478
ISBN (Electronic)9783035306576
ISBN (Print)9783034309615
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameItalian Modernities


  • Italy
  • Migration
  • Media
  • Narrative


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