Ethnic enclave or transcultural edge? Reassessing the Prato district through digital mapping

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Relations between Italy and other countries - such as China - are often imagined within a binary frame that is essentials and nationalities and fails to recognize the complex transcultural ramifications of an increasingly globalizing world. Ilaria Vanni (2016) has described as transcultural edges. These are marginal spaces of transition and encounters between different cultures and societies, which have the potential to create new, innovative and productive ecosystems. We argue that one such space is. Significant academic attention has been devoted to the Chinese community in Prato, including studies of its social and economic impact on the host local community and the textile industry. The Chinese Community, the Chinese Community, and the Other Community of China, the Chinese Community, and the Chinese Community ethnic groups. To include quantitative and qualitative geolocalised information collected through a multidisciplinary method that includes ethnography, media analysis, translation studies, transcultural studies, and digital participatory action research. Through a brief description of the aims and characteristics of this research project
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-381
Number of pages13
JournalModern Italy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Chinese in Italy
  • migration
  • transcultural studies
  • digital participatory action research

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