The Cambridge Companion to Modern Italian Culture [NOOK Book]

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This collection of essays provides a comprehensive account of the culture of modern Italy. Contributions focus on a wide range of political, historical and cultural questions. The volume provides information and analysis on such topics as regionalism, the growth of a national language, social and political cultures, the role of intellectuals, the Church, the left, feminism, the separatist movements, organised crime, literature, art, design, fashion, the mass media, and music. While offering a thorough history of ...
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The Cambridge Companion to Modern Italian Culture

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Overview

This collection of essays provides a comprehensive account of the culture of modern Italy. Contributions focus on a wide range of political, historical and cultural questions. The volume provides information and analysis on such topics as regionalism, the growth of a national language, social and political cultures, the role of intellectuals, the Church, the left, feminism, the separatist movements, organised crime, literature, art, design, fashion, the mass media, and music. While offering a thorough history of Italian cultural movements, political trends and literary texts over the last century and a half, the volume also examines the cultural and political situation in Italy today and suggests possible future directions in which the country might move. Each essay contains suggestions for further reading on the topics covered. The Cambridge Companion to Modern Italian Culture is an invaluable source of materials for courses on all aspects of modern Italy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781139815529
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/17/2012
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Culture
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,208,705
  • File size: 6 MB

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Contributors
Acknowledgments
Note on translation
Chronology
Introducing modern Italian culture 1
1 The notion of Italy 17
2 Social and political cultures in Italy from 1860 to the present day 35
3 Questions of language 63
4 Intellectuals, culture and power in modern Italy 81
5 Catholicism 97
6 Socialism, Communism and other 'isms' 113
7 Other voices: contesting the status quo 131
8 Narratives of self and society 151
9 Searching for new languages: modern Italian poetry 173
10 Drama: realism, identity and reality on stage 197
11 Italian cinema 215
12 Art in modern Italy: from the Macchiaioli to the Transvanguardia 243
13 A modern identity for a new nation: design in Italy since 1860 265
14 Fashion: narration and nation 282
15 The media 293
16 Since Verdi: Italian serious music 1860-1995 311
17 Folk music and popular song from the nineteenth century to the 1990s 325
18 Epilogue: Italian culture or multiculture in the new millennium? 337
Index 347
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