Back in March 2012, Dominic Candeloro wrote the following text on line: Our goal is to preserve and illuminate the full story of what it was like to be an Italian woman in Chicago over the decades and over the generations. The time has come for us to preserve these precious stories—our heritage—between the covers of a book, or risk losing them. Won’t you please help? Attend the meeting and/or submit something for possible use in the final publication. We welcome all submissions and they will become part of the physical Casa Italia Archives and ALL submissions will either be published in the book or posted on the Casa Italia Library website, Chicago Italian Archives.
A community gathering of the sources for documenting and sharing the story of Italian women in Chicago. Gloria Nardini, Christine Ruscitti, Jeanette Risatti Viehman, Kimberly Palmisano, and Dominic Candeloro invite the IA community to bring in photos, documents, memorabilia, clippings, and other resources for possible use in an upcoming book on Italian women in Chicago slated for publication by Casa Italia
Transnationalism is a social phenomenon and scholarly research agenda grown out of the heightened interconnectivity between people and the receding economic and social significance of boundaries among nation states.
The term was popularised in the early 20th century by writer Randolph Bourne to describe “a new way of thinking about relationships between cultures”.
Transnationalism as concept, theory and experience has nourished an important literature in social sciences. In practice transnationalism refers to increasing trans bordered relations of individuals, groups, firms and to mobilizations beyond state boundaries. Individuals, groups, institutions and states interact with each other in a new global space where cultural and political characteristic of national societies are combined with emerging multilevel and multinational activities. Transnationalism is a part of the process of globalization. The concept of transnationalism refers to multiple lies and interactions linking people and institutions across the borders of nation-states.
We want to involve the whole community along with writers, scholars and researchers to come up with an Anthology of writings about the full range of Italian women who lived in the metropolitan area starting from the earliest emigration to 2000. Contributions should be shorter than 3000 words and they can be essays, fiction, short stories, personal reminiscences, collections of letters, short biographies, family histories, scrapbooks, academic studies, bibliographies and poetry about folklore, prominent leaders, mothers, politicians,writers, religious leaders, healers, entrepreneurs, achievers and just plain interesting people. – source
Gloria Nardini chats with Dave Plier on WGNRadio – Chicago radio about her new book, Italian Women in Chicago
Click on the link to hear Gloria talking here