Ostacoli di VitaThis work considers notions of boundaries relating to the immigrant Italian family in Wales. Images of physical barriers such as walls and gates become self-preserving metaphors for traditional Italian cultural values within communities. The journey of my Father's family is typical of many that came to Wales from Italy before the Second World War to escape poverty they faced in their homeland. Whilst Wales offered many opportunities, the War intervened and today older generations remember the difficulties and prejudices they faced. Consequently, many families set about protecting and preserving values inherent to their cultural identity for the following generations. This then raises questions of internality and externality; how families see themselves in relation to the way others - outsiders - see them.
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