Italian Cultural Studies
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Italian Cultural Studies by David Forgacs
Book DescriptionThis is an up-to-date, illustrated introduction to the study of modern Italian culture containing nineteen chapters by specialists in the field of language, politics, religious, ethnic, and gender identities, the mass media, cultural policy, and stars. Adopting a unique and accessible interdisciplinary focus, Italian Cultural Studies: An Introduction presents a variety of new perspectives on modern Italian culture. Each of the four parts explore diverse aspects of culture in Italy. 'Geographies' questions received notions of the Italian nation, the family, the 'South' and corruption; it also looks at anthropological approaches to culture and at Italy's linguistic pluralism. 'Identities' examines gender, religion, politics, and ethnicity as a means with which people define themselves and others. 'Media' explores the press, literature, television, and cinema. 'Culture and Society' brings together historical analyses of cultural policy, stars and style, and popular music. Each part is followed by sample analyses of visual materials and includes guidance in further reading. A chronology of political and cultural events since 1900 is also provided. Drawing on the expertise of leading authorities Italian Cultural Studies will be essential reading for anyone interested in modern Italy and its culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198715092
(234mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 31-Oct-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Five case studies show how different people and places were marginalized and socially excluded as the Italian nation-state was formed.
Mass Culture and Italian Society from Fascism to the Cold War, Paperback (January 2008)View all books by David Forgacs
The 1930s to the 1950s in Italy witnessed large increases in film-going, radio-listening, and the sale of music and weekly magazines. This book draws on evidence, including oral histories and archival material, to explore possible continuities between the uses of mass culture before and after World War II.
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Author Biography - David Forgacs
David D. Forgacs is a Fellow of Gonville and Caius and University Lecturer in Italian at Cambridge University.Robert R. Lumley is Lecturer in Italian Studies at University College, London
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