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Title Women in Italy, 1945-1960 : an interdisciplinary study / edited by Penelope Morris
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 246 pages)
Series Italian & Italian American studies
Italian and Italian American studies (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Contents "What" as ideal and "who" as real : portraits of wives and mothers in Italian postwar domestic manuals, fiction, and film / Rebecca West -- Marriage, motherhood, and Italian film stars of the 1950s / RĂ©ka Buckley -- From bust to boom : women as representations of prosperity in Italian cinema of the late 1940s and 1950s / Mary P. Wood -- Signorina Buonasera : images of women in early Italian television / Stephen Gundle -- City of women : sex and sports at the 1960 Rome Olympic games / Nadia Zonis -- Scene femminili : educational theater for women / Daniela Cavallaro -- The harem exposed : Gabriella Parca's Le italiane si confessano / Penelope Morris -- Prostitutes and politicians : the women's rights movement in the Legge Merlin debates / Molly Tambor -- Women's writing in the postwar period / Sharon Wood -- "Feminist" fictions? Representations of self and (M)other in the works of Anna Banti / Ursula Fanning -- Re/constructing domestic space : INA-Casa and public housing in postwar Rome or women's space in a man-made world / Ellen Nerenberg -- "I don't want to die": prostitution and narrative disruption in Visconti's Rocco e i suoi fratelli / Danielle Hipkins -- Strong women and nontraditional mothers : the female figures in Napoli milionaria! and Filumena Marturano by Eduardo de Filippo / Donatella Fischer -- What do mothers want? Takes on motherhood in Bellissima, Il Grido, and Mamma Roma / Lesley Caldwell
Summary This volume brings together specialists from a variety of disciplines to develop a deeper understanding of the social, political, and cultural history of women in Italy in the years 1946-1960. Despite being a time when women and the family were at the center of national debates, and when society changed considerably, the fifteen years following the Second World War have tended to be overlooked or subsumed into discussions of other periods. By focusing on the experience of women and by broadening the frame of reference to include subjects and sources often ignored, or only alluded to, by traditional analyses, the essays in this volume break new ground and provide a corrective to previous interpretive models
Notes Based on papers delivered at a conference in Glasgow, Sept. 2002
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Women -- Italy -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Morris, Penelope.
ISBN 023060143X (electronic bk.)
9780230601437 (electronic bk.)