L’Italo-Australiano was the first Italian-language newspaper in Australia and was published in Sydney for a brief period, in 1885. The chapter analyses the ideological discourse of this newspaper within the historical context of its production. In particular, the analysis focuses on the newspaper’s interpretation of the character of italianità, identifying the way in which such interpretation influenced the definition of the (imagined) Italian community addressed by the newspaper, as well as the terms of the relationship with a homeland whose features were in continual transformation, and with an equally evolving Australian dimension. The study applies a transnational perspective to the analysis, which allows to consider the cross-border interrelations and connections that were involved in the production of the newspaper.
|Title of host publication||The Transnational Voices of Australia’s Migrant and Minority Press|
|Editors||Catherine Dewhirst, Richard Scully|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Nov 2020|
|Name||Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media|