An Alliance of Women: Immigration and the Politics of Race
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University of Minnesota Press
Minneapolis, MN, USA
An innovative exploration of urban Italian politics, immigration, and European identity
Heather Merrill investigates how migrants and Northern Italians struggle over meanings and negotiate social and cultural identities. Using rich ethnographic material, Merrill traces the emergence of Alma Mater—an anti-racist organization formed to address problems encountered by migrant women. Through this analysis, she reveals the dynamics of an alliance consisting of women from many countries of origin and religious and class backgrounds.
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