RECIPE FOR ITALIANS THE IMPORTANCE OF FOOD IN THE MAKING OF ITALIANS

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Title:
RECIPE FOR ITALIANS THE IMPORTANCE OF FOOD IN THE MAKING OF ITALIANS
Author:
LO GRECO, THOMAS GAETANO
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
My thesis topic is on the formation of Italian identity through the lens of food in literature. I look specifically at four different works: three literary works, and one film. I demonstrate that Italy is a relatively young nation and it is still divided among its different regions, however, because food is such a deeply rooted piece of the Italian culture it has been an instrumental tool in forming their identity. I analyze how the idea of food has succeeded in forming an Italian identity, while other ideas have failed. I look at the use of food as a tool to shape the Italian’s mind over time, starting from before Italy was a nation, working through its tumultuous history, up until present day.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
Bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Italian
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Cavatorta, Giuseppe

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleRECIPE FOR ITALIANS THE IMPORTANCE OF FOOD IN THE MAKING OF ITALIANSen_US
dc.creatorLO GRECO, THOMAS GAETANOen
dc.contributor.authorLO GRECO, THOMAS GAETANOen
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractMy thesis topic is on the formation of Italian identity through the lens of food in literature. I look specifically at four different works: three literary works, and one film. I demonstrate that Italy is a relatively young nation and it is still divided among its different regions, however, because food is such a deeply rooted piece of the Italian culture it has been an instrumental tool in forming their identity. I analyze how the idea of food has succeeded in forming an Italian identity, while other ideas have failed. I look at the use of food as a tool to shape the Italian’s mind over time, starting from before Italy was a nation, working through its tumultuous history, up until present day.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en
thesis.degree.levelBachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineItalianen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorCavatorta, Giuseppeen
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