Fascist Spectacle: The Aesthetics of Power in Mussolini's Italy / Edition 1

Fascist Spectacle: The Aesthetics of Power in Mussolini's Italy / Edition 1

by Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi
     
 


"An excellent and timely book. The idea of studying Italiam fascism as a 'society of the spectacle' that used symbols, rituals, and a cult of the leader to create itself as it unfolded is a brilliant stroke."—Walter L. Adamson, author of Avant-Garde Florence: From Modernism to FascismSee more details below

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"An excellent and timely book. The idea of studying Italiam fascism as a 'society of the spectacle' that used symbols, rituals, and a cult of the leader to create itself as it unfolded is a brilliant stroke."—Walter L. Adamson, author of Avant-Garde Florence: From Modernism to Fascism

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520226777
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/31/2000
Series:
Studies on the History of Society and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Mussolini's Aesthetic Politics15
The Politician as Artist15
From Art to Violence26
2Mussolini the Myth42
Mussolini in the Culture of Personality45
Mussolini and the Party56
The Deification of Mussolini64
3The Politics of Symbols: From Content to Form89
The Myth of Rome90
The Discourse on Style100
4Bodily Economy: Corporativism and Consumption119
Disembodying the Body120
Material/Consumption125
Mimetic Economy129
Spectacle and Desire139
5War and Melodrama148
The Politics of Land149
The Politics of War162
Conclusions183
Notes195
Bibliography267
Photograph Credits295
Index297

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