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    “A invençó do Brasile”: Juó Bananére and Non-Italian Italian literature

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    This essay focuses on the fascinating case of Juó Bananére, a comic writer of the Italian diaspora in Brazil, to propose an experiment in how literary historians might conceive of Italian Literature from perspectives immanent to Italy’s various global interactions. By approaching Bananére, a non-Italian, outside of Italy, who chose to write as though he were Italian, in a language only an Italian immigrant could have realistically spoken, this essay offers one such perspective

    Landscapes in Between: Environmental Change in Modern Italian Literature and Film by Monica Seger

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    Review of Monica Seger\u27s Landscapes in Between: Environmental Change in Modern Italian Literature and Film

    [Review of] Fred L. Gardaphe, Italian Signs, American Streets: The Evolution of Italian American Narrative

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    This indispensable interpretation of Italian American narrative literature can fruitfully be used in many ethnic and cultural programs. It is a study distinguished by familiarity with vernacular Italian American culture, as well as consciousness of the losses as well as gains in education in the dominant WASP culture. Trying to reconcile the difference between what Antonio Gramsci called the organic intellectual and the assimilated intellectual, Gardaphe has adopted a culture-specific criticism that is sensitive to both Italian and American cultures

    Italian Postcolonial Literature

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    La letteratura italiana postcoloniale è uno dei fenomeni letterari più rilevanti dal punto di vista storico, incisivo dal punto di vista culturale e rivitalizzante dal punto di vista artistico degli ultimi decenni. Essa ha fornito e quotidianamente fornisce una rappresentazione simbolica dei numerosi cambiamenti sociali che hanno avuto luogo in Italia dalla fine degli anni Ottanta a seguito delle migrazioni globali transnazionali, incoraggiando la società a mettere in discussione il concetto stesso di identità italiana, a ripensare sé stessa e a concepire i migranti e le generazioni seguenti di nuovi italiani in modi che vanno oltre il rifiuto e la vittimizzazione. Il presente articolo è un tributo alla rilevanza culturale e letteraria della letteratura italiana postcoloniale e al ruolo cruciale che essa ricopre nell’ampio contesto della cultura italiana contemporanea, ed effettua un excursus della letteratura italiana postcoloniale dalle origini nel 1990 ai giorni nostri.Italian postcolonial literature has been one of the most historically relevant, culturally incisive, and artistically revitalizing phenomena to emerge in the past twenty-five years. It has provided a symbolic representation of the many social changes that took place in Italy during this period, encouraging society to rethink itself and to conceive of migrants to Italy and subsequent generations of new Italians in ways that go far beyond rejection and victimization. This essay is a tribute to the cultural and literary relevance of Italian postcolonial literature and to its crucial role as part of contemporary Italian culture

    Medea in Italian Literature

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    Intellectual capital and value co-creation: an empirical analysis from a marketing perspective

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    The aim of this study is to investigate intellectual capital (IC) drivers that may influence Italian consumers’ decision to participate in value co-creation (VCC) activities with firms. Given the exploratory nature of the research, after a review of the relevant literature, we conducted a survey among Italian consumers to see if IC principal sub-dimensions (i.e. Relational Capital, Human Capital and Structural Capital) played a role in triggering VCC processes. Using a Principal Component Analysis (PCA), we analyzed 270 usable questionnaires finding that, in order to decide to co-create value with firms, IC sub-dimensions actually play a critical role. Our findings showed that the motivations (i.e., IC components) that influence Italian consumers’ decision to participate in value co-creation activities with firms are quite homogeneous and similar both for those who already participated in past in these activities as well for those who never participated. The study has several managerial implications as well as limitations. In fact, the survey has been conducted only among Italian consumers and therefore the research should be extended by a geographically standpoint. Moreover, the research analyzed only the demand-side, while it would be certainly useful to know the point of view of companies also adopting other research methods (e.g., in-depth interviews). This study provides to practitioners important suggestions and warnings about the importance of the development of IC sub-dimensions to (co-)create value with external actors and consequently suggests the importance of adopting a “open” approach towards consumers to establish an effective and interactive relationship with them. The study fills a gap in the literature, since there are not so many references in literature for a deep understanding of the concrete relationship between IC and VCC. In addition, to our best knowledge this paper is the first that explore IC-related issues from a marketing perspective

    Italian-American Literature: Respected?

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    Italian-American Literature: Respected?

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    Italy after the crisis: a case of recoveryless credit growth

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    In this study I compare the credit condition with the economic growth in Italy from January 2007 onward. Starting from the literature on the creditless recovery, I highlight the specific features of the Italian situation in which, notwithstanding the prolonged and deep economic crisis, the credit has persistently continued to grow. A comparison with the German case confirms the peculiar characteristics of the Italian condition. An econometric study supports this idea and, in order to depict this Italian economic situation, I propose a new expression: the recoveryless credit growth.Italy; credit; recovery
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