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Looking Through My Mother's Eyes: Life Stories of Nine Italian Immigrant Women in Canada
Guernica Editions, Spring 2004
2nd edition
148 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550711745
ISBN10: 1550711741
English
$8.00 Canada, $8.00 US

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This look at the traditional and subversive world of women's folklore examines the realm of women's talk, exploring the ways Italian immigrant women from Montreal use classic folk genres to stretch the boundaries of their culture. Through songs, lullabies, bawdy riddles, and trickster tales, these women subvert, redefine, and alter what it means to be Italian and female in North America. More than just a study of Italian Canadians, this essay delves into broader themes of gender, immigration, and ethnicity, showcasing voices that contradict homogenizing interpretations of traditional historical scholarship.

Books by Giovanna Del Negro

Looking Through My Mother's Eyes: Life Stories of Nine Italian Immigrant Women in Canada