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Religion and Identity: Families of Ital-ian Origin in the Nottingham Area, UK

Deianira Ganga


Religion can represent a very significant element among the ones contributing to the construction of ethnic/cultural identity of families from an immigrant background. This is even more relevant when institutionalised religion, in the form of a religious Mission, becomes the main channel for the socialisation and intergenerational identity transmission among families of immigrant origin. The article focuses on the role of the Catholic Mission for families of Italian origin living in the Nottingham area, UK.


Italian; Mission; identity; family; invisibility

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