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    I chose to immerse myself into the Italian culture. Choosing this culture was not difficult because I am, according to AncestryDNA, 75% Italian and would love to learn more about where I come from. The only exposure that I have gotten in relation to the culture was when I traveled to Italy in June of 2017 and by living at home with my extended Italian family. After extensive research, I learned a hefty amount of information on Italian culture. For the course, I was required to download two language applications that would help me learn the differences and similarities between my native language, English, and my targeted language, Italian. At first, I thought that there was no possible way that I would be able to learn even the slightest bit…

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    Italian-American Culture When most people hear the term Italian-American, they begin to think of the Godfather, Rocky, the mafia, or even Fonzie from Happy Days. But, Italian-America is much more than the characters portrayed in films. Italian-American culture is a culture that has evolved through history despite discrimination and hardships. While they faced prejudice at first, they are now seen as a monumental contributor to the immensely diverse culture of the United States of America known…

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    Italian culture is steeped in to the arts, family, architecture, music and food, home of the Roman Empire and a major center of the renaissance; culture in the Italian peninsula has flourished for centuries. Here is an overview of “Italian customs” and traditions about 96% percent of the population of Italy is Italian though there are many other ethnicities that live in this country. North African, Arab, Albanian, German, Austrian and some other European groups fill out with a remainder of the…

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    The Italian culture has been one of the oldest and one of the most significant culture in this country. This is due to the fact that a lot of European migrated to the United States long ago. Like it is stated by the book Food and Culture by Kittler and Sucher “Today there are approximately 14 million Americans of Italian descent, most of whom live in or around major cities.” (pg 136). One of those major cities with a large population of Italians is New York City. Migrating to a new country with…

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    often vocalize a location that diverges from their normalized culture. This occurs because humans retain a natural curiosity – to explore the unfamiliar. While diverse cultures may appear to retain opposing values, traditions, and beliefs, every culture preserves an innate purpose or lesson that can subsist valuable. Personally, I would love to travel to Italy, not only to experience the landscape, but also to perceive how the overall Italian culture contrasts to my European culture. When I…

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    The Italian culture is one of the most historical and elegant cultures arguably in the world. It is for this reason I take pride in learning about the values of my ancestors and even of my parents. Similar to what we explored in Beppe Severgnini’s La Bella Figura, there is a defining line that proves your Italian simply by the way situations are handled. This comical yet very true narrative explains how certain environments in Italy are very different from what we expect. Having been fortunate…

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    The history of Italian Americans is quite storied; we, as Italian Americans, have had a powerful impact on the development and augmentation of America as a whole. From the arts to the Supreme Court, we have made an indelible mark, especially on the culture of America. When our relatives made their way to the United States, they came with hope: a powerful catalyst for change. These immigrants hoped to not only to have a prosperous life for themselves, but also for their children to thrive in the…

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    Italian culture and society underwent significant changes in the sixth century. Unlike Byzantium, which continued as a clear heir of the Roman Empire, conflicting influences on Italian life altered the imperial culture of the Italian region. Although the Gauls did absorb aspects of Roman imperial culture, such as the style of government and material and luxurious lifestyle, Gallic society remained fundamentally different from that of the Romans. The increased focus on monasticism, due to Italy…

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    The celebration today lasts two weeks long and has many elements to it. This occupation includes ways for members to socially interact, to learn about the culture, and to engage in leisure activities. Most elements are open to the public such as the concerts and street performances that are preformed from the members, and the candle-lit parade of boats. The street performances include the parade that each individual contributes in. Participants dress up from head to toe in a unique costume and…

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    of the thoughts that run through my head are inflicted by the maternal side of my family. The positive outlook I have on them stems from my mother and her relatives. Part of the reason why is because her side is the one that’s not completely obscured. Although not entirely lucid, some information is traceable. My mother is Wendy and her parents are Victoria Sandello and Joseph Lange. If the last names didn’t give it away, my grandmother is Italian and my grandfather is German. Usually, a person…

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