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Italianità on FaceBook

Nowadays several Facebook groups focus on the theme of Italian Culture. In which way they can be considered adequate testimonials of "Italianità"?

 Given that the generation of young people born in North America who are now between 18 and 25 year of age is technically savvy and enjoys the activities offered by programs available on the web, the question arises as to the manner in which “Italianità” is reflected in those Facebook groups which have as their focus matters that the creators have identified as “Italian”. Our research takes into consideration those Facebook groups which have been created by US college and Canadian university students who are children or grandchildren of Italian immigrants or children of mixed-marriages where one parent is of Italian extraction.