L’Altro in Italia: Racial Exclusion and Italian Identity Construction through Citizenship Law.

Gizzi, Ariel S.

2018

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  • In this thesis, I argue that citizenship has functioned as a tool of exclusion and discrimination in order to construct an Italian racial identity. Using postcolonial theoretical frameworks, I show how the target of this ‘Othering’ has varied throughout history to define the Italian identity, using the Southerner and the colonial African subject as the predominant scapegoats. I trace citizenship l... read more
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