The Re-Making of the Nation in the Age of Migration
In the present ‘age of migration’, how is the nation re-imagined given the increasing ethno-cultural, religious, and racial diversity of its populace?
Due to international migration, national societies in Europe are deemed to become increasingly more diverse in ethno-cultural, religious, and racial terms. By focusing on the so-called ‘New Italians’ – people with a foreign background who identify themselves as ‘Italians’, whether they have Italian citizenship or not – the present research aims to understand how this demographic change impacts on the re-production of the idea of the nation.
The research aim is articulated around three main objectives:
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