National Identity and Global Culture
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Revisioning Italy by Beverly Allen
Book DescriptionThis volume covers a range of subjects drawn from Italy and abroad to study the historical and contemporary formations of Italian national identity. In doing so, the work illuminates Italy past and present as well as the local and global dimensions of national identity in general. Whether considering opera or Ninja Turtles, the essays reveal how cultural identity is constructed and manipulated - an issue made urgent by the influx of African, Indochinese, and eastern European immigrants into Italy today. Exile, nationalism, and imagined communities are the topics of several essays, including Antonio Negri's reflection on his own experience of political and exile. Others focus on Italy's colonial "unconscious", Mussolini's adventures in north Africa, and racism from the late 19th century to the present. By analyzing Italy's European and Mediterranean identities, its highly regional character, its north-south economic imbalance, and its ethnic complexity, this interdisciplinary volume should inform and redirect our understanding of what constitutes "Italy".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816627271
(230mm x 148mm x 18mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Beverly Allen
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This novel tells the story of an Italian woman who becomes obsessed with a reticent, emotionally distant man. Her story, against the background of the Medusa myth, tells of an initiatory journey towards independence and wholeness.
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Author Biography - Beverly Allen
Bevery Allen Syracuse University, USA and Mary Russo Hampshire College, USA
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