Debating Divorce in Italy

Author: M. Seymour
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230601741
Release Date: 2006-12-11
Genre: History

The popular referendum of 1974 which affirmed Italy's recently-won divorce law is widely regarded as a turning point in modern Italian history, but the long story behind that struggle has remained largely unfamiliar. Using the debates over divorce as a lens, this book is a study of the quest to modernize Italy, Italians, and Italian marriage.

Italy and the Mediterranean

Author: N. Bouchard
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137343468
Release Date: 2013-09-04
Genre: History

This book explores new ways that the Mediterranean has been discussed in Italian intellectual and artistic culture from the 1980s to the present.

Italy s Divided Memory

Author: J. Foot
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230101838
Release Date: 2009-12-07
Genre: History

This book argues that contemporary Italian history has been marked by a tendency towards divided memory. Events have been interpreted in contrasting ways, and the facts themselves often contested.

Oral History Oral Culture and Italian Americans

Author: Luisa Del Giudice
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230101395
Release Date: 2009-11-09
Genre: History

This book introduces readers to a wide range of interpretations that take oral history and folklore as the premise with a focus on Italian and Italian American culture in disciplines such as history, ethnography, memoir, art, and music.

Berlusconism and Italy

Author: G. Orsina
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137438676
Release Date: 2014-09-04
Genre: History

From the outset, Silvio Berlusconi's career was expected to be short, and he has been considered finished several times, only to have reemerged victorious. This fascinating political and historical study shows that Berlusconi's success and resilience have lain in his ability to provide answers to longstanding questions in Italian history.

Thinking Italian Animals

Author: D. Amberson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137454775
Release Date: 2014-09-18
Genre: Literary Criticism

This bracing volume collects work on Italian writers and filmmakers that engage with nonhuman animal subjectivity. These contributions address 3 major strands of philosophical thought: perceived borders between man and animals, historical and fictional crises, and human entanglement with the nonhuman and material world.

The Failure of Italian Nationhood

Author: M. Graziano
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230113060
Release Date: 2010-09-27
Genre: History

This book provides a political, economic, sociological, and cultural history of Italy that looks at its difficulties with the task of nation-building.

Piero Gobetti and the Politics of Liberal Revolution

Author: J. Martin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230616868
Release Date: 2008-11-24
Genre: Political Science

Piero Gobetti was a radical liberal and critic of Italian politics in the years after World War I, he proposed 'revolutionary liberalism', which guided his opposition to Fascism and inspired key figures in the Italian Resistance. Accessible but critical, this volume is offers a balanced assessment of his enduring significance.

Male Anxiety and Psychopathology in Film

Author: Andrea Bini
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137515841
Release Date: 2016-04-08
Genre: Performing Arts

The most popular film genre during the golden years of Italian cinema, the Comedy Italian Style emerged after the fall of the Facist regime, narrating the identity crisis of many Italian men. Exploring the birth, growth, and decline of this genre, Bini shows this notable style was the search for a new role in the shattered postwar middle class.

The Legacy of the Italian Resistance

Author: Philip Cooke
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230119017
Release Date: 2011-05-09
Genre: History

This book adds to this growing body of scholarship on the Italian Resistance by analysing, for the first time, how the 'three wars' are represented over the broad spectrum of Resistance culture from 1945 to the present day. Furthermore, it makes this contribution to scholarship by bridging the gap between historical and cultural analysis. Whereas historians frequently use literary texts in their writings, they are often flawed by an insufficiently nuanced understanding of what a literary text is. Likewise, literary critics who have discussed writers such as Calvino and Vittorini, or films such Paisà and La notte di San Lorenzo, only refer in passing to the historical context in which these works were produced. By fusing historical and cultural analysis, author Philip Cooke makes a unique contribution to our understanding of a key period of Italian history and culture.

Women Terrorism and Trauma in Italian Culture

Author: R. Glynn
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137341990
Release Date: 2013-02-21
Genre: Social Science

Addressing cultural representations of women's participation in the political violence and terrorism of the Italian anni di piombo ('years of lead', c. 1969-83), this book conceptualizes Italy's experience of political violence during those years as a form of cultural and collective trauma.

Italian Jews from Emancipation to the Racial Laws

Author: C. Bettin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230114371
Release Date: 2010-11-08
Genre: Religion

The Emancipation signalled the beginning of Jewish integration in Italy, a process that continued until 1938 when the Racial Laws were put into effect. In this book, Bettin examines the debate between integration and assimilation in the early twentieth century and Jewish culture to trace the 'rebirth of Judaism' that characterized the period.

Women and the Great War

Author: A. Belzer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230113619
Release Date: 2010-10-11
Genre: History

This book examines women's experiences along the Italian Front during World War I to understand how the war affected cultural ideas about femininity.

Murder and Media in the New Rome

Author: T. Simpson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230116535
Release Date: 2010-12-12
Genre: History

An insightful look into the origins of modern Italian media culture by examining a sensational crime and trial that took place in Rome in the late 1870s, when a bloody murder triggered a national spectacle that became the first great media circus in the new nation of Italy, crucially shaping the young state's public sphere and image of itself.