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Literary Criticism Gay & Lesbian


Writing by Women of Italian Descent

edited by Domenica DiLeo, Gabriella Micallef & Domenica Dileo

Three O'Clock Press
Initial publish date
Dec 1998
Gay & Lesbian
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Dec 1998
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A dynamic collection of multimedia work, Curaggia provides a forum for the critical discourse about location and identity within Italian cultures. Curaggia examines the roles of religion, language, class, race, gender, ability, and sexuality; documents how Italian women are transforming their communities, excavating social, economic, and psychological experiences of living in Italy, and abroad; and celebrates the rich diversity of Italian women's lives. Following a tradition of perseverance forged by mothers, grandmothers, aunts and sisters, these reflections launch the processes of naming pain, of shedding myth, stereotype, and distortion of self and other, and they move us toward exploring dreams, toward building a stronger coalition politic.

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Contributor Notes

Domenica Dileo was born in Calabria, Italy, and has been a citizen of Toronto since 1969. She is engaged in feminist writing and publishing and has been involved with Women's Press, Fireweed, and Effe, an Italian feminist publication.