Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

The efforts of fascism to form a 'culture of consent,' or shape depoliticized activities, in Italy between the world wars, make a unique portrait of fascist political tactics. Professor de Grazia focuses on the dopolavoro or fascist leisure-time organization, the largest of the regime's mass institutions. She traces its gradual rise in importance for the consolidation of fascist rule; its spread in the form of thousands of local clubs into every domain of urban and rural life; and its overwhelming impact on the distribution, consumption, and character of all kinds of recreational pursuits - from sports and adult education to movies, traveling theaters, radio, and tourism. The author shows how fascism was able, between 1926 and 1939, to build a new definition of the public sphere. Recasting the public sphere entailed dispensing with traditional class and politically defined modes of organizing those social roles and desires existing outside the workplace.

Buy The Culture of Consent book by Victoria De Grazia from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521526913
ISBN-10: 0521526914
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 324
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Culture of Consent book by Victoria De Grazia and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Author Victoria De Grazia

Irresistible Empire by Victoria De Grazia

Irresistible Empire

Paperback, October 2006
$59.40
Sex of Things by Victoria De Grazia

The Sex of Things

Paperback, July 1996
$54.90
How Fascism Ruled Women by Victoria De Grazia

How Fascism Ruled Women

Paperback, October 1993
$53.09