Using 50 interviews collected in 2013, the article contends that, contrary to the homeland, mammismo is not a phenomenon to be found among the Italian community of Island Bay in Wellington, New Zealand. Although the Italian family structure still informs the values and practices of this Italian community, mother-son relationships do not override other family bonds. Some hypotheses are put forward to explain why this is the case.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 13 Jul 2015|
|Event||'The Stereotype Abroad: Mammismo in the Italian Diaspora': Worlshop 4 of AHRC Network ‘La Mamma: Interrogating a National Stereotype’ - Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh, UK United Kingdom|
Duration: 17 May 2014 → 17 Jul 2015
- Italian community in Wellington