“An Italian-American frontier: appropriating Native American culture in Umbertina and Ghost Dance” discusses the relevance of Native American spirituality in Italian American novels Umbertina by Helen Barolini and Ghost Dance by Carole Maso. In Umbertina the immigrant women’s devotional pilgrimage to the shrine of Kateri Tekakwitha is a means through which they find connection to the American land as new motherland. The performance of Native American ceremonial in Ghost Dance is also a way for the second generation immigrant protagonists to attain rootedness in the United States.

Una frontiera italo-americana; percorsi di appropriazione e conoscenza in Umbertina e Ghost Dance

GIORDANO, Fedora
2007

Abstract

“An Italian-American frontier: appropriating Native American culture in Umbertina and Ghost Dance” discusses the relevance of Native American spirituality in Italian American novels Umbertina by Helen Barolini and Ghost Dance by Carole Maso. In Umbertina the immigrant women’s devotional pilgrimage to the shrine of Kateri Tekakwitha is a means through which they find connection to the American land as new motherland. The performance of Native American ceremonial in Ghost Dance is also a way for the second generation immigrant protagonists to attain rootedness in the United States.
Gli Indiani d'America e l'Italia
Edizioni dell'Orso
109
130
9788876949388
letteratura nord americana; letteratura italo americana; donne; emigrazione; Indiani d'America
F. GIORDANO
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