Second Generations on the Move in Italy

Second Generations on the Move in Italy : Children of Immigrants Coming of Age

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The children of immigrants are growing and embarking on adult life. What are their expectations? With what qualifications do they face the world of work? What is their relationship with their origins? Above all, how does Italian society view them? Through the voices of the protagonists themselves, Second Generations on the Move in Italy: Children of Immigrants Coming of Age offers-by means of an analytical perspective and in constant comparison with the findings of international research-a view of second-generation immigrants' life paths in Italy. The focus at city level contributes to understanding both turning points and key features of the "new Italians" and what major trials they (and society) will face. The outcome is a picture of a new young generation that will soon challenge Italian more

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  • Hardback | 228 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 22.86mm | 453.59g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 22 Tables, unspecified; 2 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0739187465
  • 9780739187463

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Roberta Ricucci's book Second Generations on the Move in Italy: Children of Immigrants Coming of Age provides an instructive overview as well as an excellent approach and impressive new findings on the situation of Italy's adolescent group of second generation migrants. It clarifies the conditions of growing up and the opportunities and restrictions during adolescence. A very interesting and touching study! -- Vera King, Universitat Hamburgshow more

About Roberta Ricucci

Roberta Ricucci teaches sociology of interethnic relations and sociology of Islam at the University of Turin . She also collaborates with the Forum Internazionale ed Europeo di Ricerche Sull'Immigrazione (FIERI).show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1: A Remarkable Change in Italy Chapter 2: The Second Generations Debate: Integration between School and Citizenship Chapter 3: A Country Where Generations Cohabit Chapter 4: I Am What I study: Identities at School Chapter 5: Religious Belonging at the Mirror: Not only a Muslim Issue Chapter 6: New Frontiers: Identity Games between Interactions On- and Off-Line Chapter 7: Generational Cleavages: Local Societies Faced with New Italians Chapter 8: Conclusions References About the Authorshow more