Italian Cultural Studies: An Introduction

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Italian Cultural Studies
An Introduction

Edited by David Forgacs and Robert Lumley

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgements v
  • Contents vii
  • List of Contributors ix
  • List of Figures xi
  • List of Maps xiii
  • List of Tables xiv
  • Abbreviations xv
  • Introduction: Approaches to Culture in Italy 1
  • References 9
  • Part I - Geographies 13
  • 1 - Imagined Italies 19
  • 2 - Comparing Italy: the Case of Corruption 34
  • 3 - Anthropological Perspectives on Culture in Italy 52
  • References 68
  • 4 - Images of the South 72
  • 5 - Linguistic Variety and Linguistic Minorities 88
  • Further Reading 101
  • Analysis - Fantasy Maps 102
  • Part II - Identities 105
  • 6 - Political Identities 107
  • 7 - Catholic Culture 129
  • 8 - Gender Relations 144
  • 9 - Immigration and Social Identities 160
  • Analysis - Two Images of Catholicism 182
  • Part III - Media 183
  • 10 - A Geography of the Media Since 1945 185
  • 11 - Peculiafities of the Italian Newspaper 199
  • 12 - Cinema 216
  • 13 - Television and Its Critics: a Parallel History 233
  • 14 - Post-War Italian Narrative: an Alternative Account 248
  • Analysis - Ladri Di Biciclette 261
  • Analysis - The Political Cartoon 266
  • Part IV - Culture and Society Introduction 271
  • 15 - Cultural Consumption, 1940s to 1990s 273
  • 16 - Cultural Policy 291
  • 17 - Fame, Fashion, and Style: the Italian Star System 309
  • 18 - Popular Song and Musical Cultures 327
  • Analysis - Paninari 344
  • Analysis - Two Ideas of Stardom 347
  • Chronology 350
  • Index 361
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