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A Political History of National Citizenship and Identity in Italy, 1861-1950
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A Political History of National Citizenship and Identity in Italy, 1861-1950

Sabina Donati

Abstract

This book examines the historical origins and complex evolution of Italian national citizenship and identity from the political unification of monarchical Italy in 1861 to the first developments of republican Italy in 1950. Using the two metaphors of “citizenship as a mirror” and “citizenship as a pencil” for the historical analysis of nationhood, the book details the policies, debates and formal notions of Italian national citizenship to grasp and discuss the multi-faceted, evolving, and often contested visions of italianità. It does so by exploring the genesis of Italian monarchical subjecth ... More

Keywords: citizenship, nationality, subjecthood, national identity, italianità, women, migration, colonialism, racial thinking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780804784511
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804784511.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sabina Donati, author

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