Postcolonial Garibaldi?

Author(s)

Veracini, Lorenzo

Abstract

This paper offers an original interpretation of Garibaldi's political style and imaginary. The aim is to account for Garibaldi's sustained engagement with the possibility of displacement as an alternative to revolution. It begins in an afternoon on a remote small island between two oceans. Garibaldi was considering his options. When he returned to Italy, he had seriously reflected on the possibility of colonising other places. Colonising had entered the picture. It was a postcolonial Garibaldi.

Publication year

2018

Publication type

Journal article

Source

Modern Italy, Vol. 24, no. 1 (Nov 2018), pp. 99-112

ISSN

1353-2944

Publisher

Cambridge University Press (CUP)

Copyright

Copyright © 2018 Association for the Study of Modern Italy.

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