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Title Performing national identity : Anglo-Italian cultural transactions / edited by Manfred Pfister and Ralf Hertel
Published Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (328 pages) : illustrations
Series Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft, 0929-6999 ; 114
Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft ; 114. 0929-6999
Contents Performing National Identity: Anglo-Italian Cultural Transactions; Contents; Introduction: Performing National Identity; 1. Early Modern Literary Exchanges; 2. Italian and English Art in Dialogue; 3. Travelling Images; 4. Political Negotiations; 5. Contemporary Mediations; Notes on Contributors
Summary National identity is not some naturally given or metaphysically sanctioned racial or territorial essence that only needs to be conceptualised or spelt out in discursive texts; it emerges from, takes shape in, and is constantly defined and redefined in individual and collective performances. It is in performances--ranging from the scenarios of everyday interactions to 'cultural performances' such as pageants, festivals, political manifestations or sports, to the artistic performances of music, dance, theatre, literature, the visual and culinary arts and more recent media--that cultural identity a
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Cross-cultural studies -- England.
Cross-cultural studies -- Italy.
Cultural relations.
National characteristics, English -- Cross-cultural studies.
National characteristics, Italian -- Cross-cultural studies.
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1435615441 (electronic bk.)
9781435615441 (electronic bk.)