A resilient Bel Paese? Investigating an Italian diasporic translocality between France and Luxembourg

Christian Lamour, Paul Blanchemanche

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The scope of the chapter is to investigate the resilience of an Italian diasporic area in the course of the metropolitan process over the past 40 years. The area is located in a cross-border, urban basin in-between France and Luxembourg. The research focuses on the Italian film festival of Villerupt as an element of this spatial resilience. It is further based on the concepts of translocality and scapes proposed by Appadurai, which can help grasp the organization of cultural flows across state borders. The Villerupt festival is presented as a response to the challenges facing the diasporic space and also as a property of this diasporic space to sustain itself in times of change. These changes have not only affected the economic resources of this diaspora, but also an ensemble of cultural parameters beyond state borders and at different scales.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBorderlands Resilience
Subtitle of host publicationTransitions, Adaptation and Resistance at Borders
EditorsDorte Jagetic Andersen, Eeva-Kaisa Prokkola
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781003131328
ISBN (Print)9780367674281
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jan 2022

Publication series

NameBorder Regions Series


  • Italian diasporic
  • France
  • Luxembourg
  • cross-border
  • culture
  • Villerupt

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