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Does Italy Need Postcolonial Theory?

Intersections in Italian Postcolonial Studies

Sandra Ponzanesi    Utrecht University (the Netherlands)    

Goffredo Polizzi    University of Warwick, UK    

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abstract

This article addresses the issue of Italian postcolonialism and its belated flourishing in comparison to other European countries. In particular, on the different genesis that this paradigm has undergone in terms of intellectual traditions and cultural output. Different cartographies have led to a specific brand of Italian postcolonialism that has emerged as a useful umbrella term to critically address questions of immigration, multiculturalism and citizenship within the Italian context. The term has now gained momentum bringing Italy into a transnational dialogue that questions the flows and nodes of Italian history, culture and politics creating new archives and cosmopolitan futures.

Accepted
Aug. 5, 2016
Submitted
June 21, 2016
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EN