Made in Chitaly

Dr. Laura Fantone, Beatrice Bain Research Group

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Drawing from recent data about Italy and sociological analysis of economic and cultural integration patterns, Dr. Laura Fantone of the Beatrice Bain Research Group analyzes opportunities, limits and racial policies operating in contemporary Italy regarding East Asian women and their families.

The symbolic and material economies of Italy shaped a specific space around the figure of the East Asian immigrant, especially living in central Italy. Drawing from recent data about Italy and sociological analysis of economic and cultural integration patterns, Dr. Laura Fantone of the Beatrice Bain Research Group analyzes opportunities, limits and racial policies operating in contemporary Italy regarding East Asian women and their families. Such ideas draw upon old fear and ignorance as well as new perceptions of global capitalism and the connections between Chinese and Italian mafias.