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Marcinelle: history, memories and public use of Italian migrations
Journal Title: PASSATO E PRESENTE 
Author/s: Alessio Marzi 
Year:  2014 Issue: 92 Language: Italian 
Pages:  14 Pg. 55-68 FullText PDF:  561 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PASS2014-092004
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In the past fifteen years, the fatal accident of 1956 in the Marcinelle mine has played a key role in the development of the public history and memories of Italian migrations. Promoted by the Italian government, the anniversary of August 8 became a national "patriotic" commemoration. The old mine became a memorial dedicated to Italian immigration in Belgium, to national manufacturing history and to occupational safety issues. Both the memorial and the hall specifically devoted to the tragedy of August 8 face the complexity and the contradictions of the related collective memories, affected by mass media representations, political activism and more in general the relationship between past and present.
Keywords: Italian migration history, memory, mass media, public history, public use of history

Alessio Marzi, Marcinelle: history, memories and public use of Italian migrations in "PASSATO E PRESENTE" 92/2014, pp. 55-68, DOI:10.3280/PASS2014-092004

   

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