Visiting La Madre Patria: Heritage Pilgrimage Among Montreal Italians

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Title
Visiting La Madre Patria: Heritage Pilgrimage Among Montreal Italians
Abstract
The author focuses on visits to Italy undertaken by young Montreal Italians. She divides these trips into three separate categories: the school trip, the extended stay, and the family visit. These trips allowed her informants to access Italy on three different levels. The school trip gives them the opportunity to experience the touristic elements of Italy, while the extended stay allows them to understand the realities of living in Italy. The family visit gives them a chance to trace their family history and experience their parents' hometowns. The author argues that these trips and the narratives that accompany them become identity markers for these Montreal Italians as well as a way for them to shape their cultural awareness.
Publication
Ethnologies
Volume
Vol. 32
Issue
no. 2
Pages
235-253
Date
2010
Language
it
Citation
Sanchini, Laura. “Visiting La Madre Patria: Heritage Pilgrimage Among Montreal Italians.” Ethnologies Vol. 32, no. 2 (2010): 235–253.
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