Talk about in the study asking about the food in regards to americans looking

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Talk about in the study asking about the food in regards to americans looking at what these women compare to “real italian” to people who may not follow italian traditions (specifically with food involved) who are more italianmostly the people that responded that italian women, think of food in a more emotional way, gathering of family and to please your family (they consider food fore as a gift for everything, it’s how they were raised)**bread being an important factor (talk about book we read in class, and his view of family)Religion From intro: catholic religion being predominate in Sicily and church playing a predominant role → like tradition, social and thoughtful Family and friends being the core of most sicilian life (Sticking with social conventions, dressing appropriate, and religious conventions) Appreciation for nature and for life
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Sicilian Women From intro: In the past it was seen that women are meant to take care of the family, cook, do the farmwork, handle the money while the men worked (all family duties and to keep the household running smoothly), not able to participate in politics → at young age they are capable of learning about these duties (give examples from nonna) Some of this haanged in sicily in which women are become more independent, capable ofhaving an education and job (Vittoria interview) Women typically do not pursue a college Men of sicily traditionally being stuck with these old views of womenAppraising social dilemmas: looked at cultural group of first generation, who were born and raised in Sicily and have come to this country and had their children (live in brooklyn, NYC etc.), transformed the area to their sicilian urban village, living near relatives, friends and stores that sell foods similar to those in sicily→ “Sicilian-American women, who seem to have reverted back to earlier, more rigid patterns of social reasoning. Perhaps they do not know what the social signals meanand must therefore rely on moral or external rules”Celebrations: From intro: “Sicilians also celebrate "festa". Each town has a patron saint, whose feastday, or festa, is considered the most important local holiday, the symbol of town identity.As workers come home from the Northern areas, fairs and markets are held,along with public entertainment. On these days, as well as other holidays, the
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  • Spring '14
  • Anthropology, Sicily, Sicilian Americans, traditional Sicilian entertainment, sicilian urban village, Sicilian cuisine, speak Sicilian Dialect

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