Italian American Culture: Illusion or Reality?

Tom Verso (April 21, 2008)
Anthony Tamburii: “We simply cannot continue to engage in a series of reminiscences that lead primarily to nostalgic recall.” --- But, in reality, is there anything more to Italian/American culture than nostalgic reminiscences? “Aye now, there’s the rub!”

Authoritative sources posit, 'culture' involves at least three components: “what people think” (i.e. ideology- e.g. religion, ethnicity, etc.), “what they do” (behavior), and the “material products they produce” (work). Further, culture is taught/learned; each generation teaches the next generation its ideology, behavior and work skills.