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The Cambridge Companion to Modern Italian Culture

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Italian Culture

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Zymunt G. Baranski, John Dickie, Anna Cento Bull, Brian Richardson, David Ward, Percy Allum, Robert S. Dombroski, Sharon Wood, Joseph Farrell, Gian Paolo Biasin, Shirley W. Vinall, Tom O'Neill, Anna Laura Lepschy, Peter Bondanella, Eugenia Paulicelli, Penny Sparke, Christopher Wagstaff, John C. G. Waterhouse, Alessandro Carrera, Rebecca West
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  • Date Published: August 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521559829

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  • This book provides a comprehensive account of the culture of modern Italy. Specially-commissioned essays by leading specialists focus on a wide range of political, historical and cultural questions. The volume provides information and analysis on such topics as regionalism, language, social and political cultures, the Church, feminism, organized crime, literature, art, the mass media, and music. 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.

    • Unique and wide-ranging introduction to modern Italian culture in all its variety
    • Essays written by leading scholars in their various fields
    • Accessible volume, written as invaluable introduction to appeal to students and scholars in a wide range of disciplines
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    • Date Published: August 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521559829
    • length: 392 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • contains: 30 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Chronology of events
    Introducing modern Italian culture Zygmunt G. Baranski
    1. The notion of Italy John Dickie
    2. Social and political cultures in Italy 1860 to the present day Anna Cento Bull
    3. Questions of language Brian Richardson
    4. Intellectuals, culture and power in modern Italy David Ward
    5. Catholicism Percy Allum
    6. Socialism, Communism and other 'isms' Robert S. Dombroski
    7. Other voices: contesting the status quo Sharon Wood and Joseph Farrell
    8. Narratives of self and society Gian-Paolo Biasin
    9. Searching for new languages: modern Italian poetry Shirley W. Vinall and Tom O'Neill
    10. Drama: realism, identity and reality on stage Anna Laura Lepschy
    11. Italian cinema Peter Bondanella
    12. Art in modern Italy: from the Macchiaioli to the Transvanguardia Eugenia Paulicelli
    13. A modern identity for a new nation: design in Italy after 1860 Penny Sparke: Fashion: narration and nation Eugenia Paulicelli
    14. The media Christopher Wagstaff
    15. Since Verdi: Italian music 1860–1995 John C. G. Waterhouse
    16. Folk music and popular song from the nineteenth century to the 1990s Alessandro Carrera
    Epilogue: Italian culture or multiculture in the new millennium Rebecca West
    Index.

  • Editors

    Zygmunt G. Baranski, University of Reading

    Rebecca J. West, University of Chicago

    Contributors

    Zymunt G. Baranski, John Dickie, Anna Cento Bull, Brian Richardson, David Ward, Percy Allum, Robert S. Dombroski, Sharon Wood, Joseph Farrell, Gian Paolo Biasin, Shirley W. Vinall, Tom O'Neill, Anna Laura Lepschy, Peter Bondanella, Eugenia Paulicelli, Penny Sparke, Christopher Wagstaff, John C. G. Waterhouse, Alessandro Carrera, Rebecca West

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