Respectability and disloyalty: the competing obligations of L’Italiano’s editors

Dewhirst, Catherine ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5278-0075 (2020) Respectability and disloyalty: the competing obligations of L’Italiano’s editors. In: The transnational voices of Australia’s migrant and minority press. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 81-105. ISBN 978-3-030-43638-4


Abstract

Italian Fascism began to exert ideological demands over the communities, businesses, and newspapers of Italian migrants in Australia by the mid-1920s. In the lead up to the Second World War, the government enacted measures to thwart the danger of Fascist propaganda, which impacted profoundly on Italian migrant community networks and newspapers. Tracing the history of the lost Queensland newspaper, L’Italiano (1930–1941), through the official wartime files of its editors, Cesare Baucia and Cristofaro Albanese, this chapter explores how both men navigated the competing business obligations impacting on their roles, readership, and communities. L’Italiano’s anti-Fascist reputation gradually shifted towards appeasing the Fascist authorities, challenging perceptions of Italian migrant respectability and loyalty in a context of nation-building, ethnicity, and race.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 Mar 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 Mar 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2021 04:56
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 05:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: Italian-migrant press; Second World War; Fascism; newspaper editors; ethnicity and race
Fields of Research (2008): 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210307 European History (excl. British, Classical Greek and Roman)
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Fields of Research (2020): 43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430302 Australian history
43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430312 Histories of race
43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430319 Migration history
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950504 Understanding Europe's Past
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1307 Understanding past societies > 130799 Understanding past societies not elsewhere classified
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1307 Understanding past societies > 130703 Understanding Australia’s past
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-43639-1_5
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/40434

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