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Ugolini (2006) Memory, war and the Italians in Edinburgh: The role of communal myth

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With a focus on Edinburgh, this article by Ugolini (2006) sheds light on the diverse experiences of Italian immigrants during the Second World War when Britain and Italy were on opposing sides. This was a distressing time for many Italian immigrants across Britain (many were forced to relocate or moved to internment camps). The range of experiences in the Italian community have been suppressed and lost over time, supplanted by a dominant elite mythical narrative. Ugolini (2006) examines the construction of such lasting myths and frames the animosity shown towards the Italian community in wartime Britain within a context of reflection on general anti-alien sentiment. Also see Ugolini (2013) for a related study.

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Ugolini, W. (2006) Memory, War and the Italians in Edinburgh: The Role of Communal Myth. National Identities, Vol.8(4), pp.421-436.

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