The Resource "Brown Babies" in postwar Europe : the Italian case, Silvana Patriarca

"Brown Babies" in postwar Europe : the Italian case, Silvana Patriarca

Label
"Brown Babies" in postwar Europe : the Italian case
Title
"Brown Babies" in postwar Europe
Title remainder
the Italian case
Statement of responsibility
Silvana Patriarca
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The paper addresses the issue of the persistence of the idea of race in its close intersection with ideas of national identities in post-1945 Europe, by looking at the racialization of the children of European women and non-white Allied soldiers born on the continent during and right after the war. The case of Italy is closely examined through a variety of sources, some of which have only recently become available. Similarly to what happened in Great Britain and Germany, in Italy these children were considered a "problem" in spite of their small numbers. Because of their origin, but especially because of the color of their skin, they were often portrayed as alien to the (white) nation. Fantasies concerning their disappearance paralleled the elaboration of plans for their transfer to non-European countries. Italy, however, had its own specificity, namely the extensive role of the Catholic Church and more generally of the Catholic world in the "managing" of these children, as well as in shaping the self-representation of post-fascist Italy as a non-racist country. In fact Catholic racial paternalism was pervasive and underwrote the support that prominent Catholic figures gave to Italy's attempt to hold on to the old colonies in the aftermath of the war
Member of
Cataloging source
IT-FiEUI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Patriarca, Silvana
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Max Weber Programme
Series statement
  • Max Weber Programme lecture series
  • EUI working papers. MWP LS
  • EUI papers
Series volume
  • 2016/03
  • 2016/03
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Italy
  • Italy
Label
"Brown Babies" in postwar Europe : the Italian case, Silvana Patriarca
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/41165
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Subjects: "Brown Babies"; Postwar Europe; Italy; Catholic church; Fascism
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1785023x
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
12 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)993086610
Label
"Brown Babies" in postwar Europe : the Italian case, Silvana Patriarca
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/41165
Publication
Note
Subjects: "Brown Babies"; Postwar Europe; Italy; Catholic church; Fascism
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1785023x
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
12 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)993086610

Library Locations

    • Badia FiesolanaBorrow it
      Via dei Roccettini 9, San Domenico di Fiesole, 50014, IT
      43.803074 11.283055
Processing Feedback ...