Shifting Images: Changing Perceptions of Italian Immigrant Women
A Lecture with Miriam Cohen

Part two of our Women’s History Month series.

While the conventional wisdom regarding women and family from Mediterranean cultures has emphasized the patriarchal nature of the family, a generation of new scholarship on Italian women, work, family life and politics has complicated our understanding of gender roles in the Italian community. Focusing on Italian women in New York City, including the South Village, Miriam Cohen explores the changing perceptions and images of Italian-American immigrant women in the twentieth century.

This event is co-sponsored by the Italian American Museum.

Picture for this event courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009
6:30 pm

Judson Memorial Hall
239 Thompson Street between W. 4th and W. 3rd Streets