Italy and the Mediterranean

Italy and the Mediterranean

Words, Sounds, and Images of the Post-Cold War Era

Book - 2013
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The Mediterranean has always loomed large in the history and culture of Italy, and since the 1980s this relationship has been represented in ever more varied forms as both national and regional identities have evolved within a globalized context. This interdisciplinary volume puts Italian artists (writers, musicians, and filmmakers) and intellectuals (philosophers, sociologists, and political scientists) in conversation with each other to explore Italy's Mediterranean identity while questioning the boundaries between Self and Other, and between native and foreign bodies. By moving beyond nation-centric models of cultural and ethnic homogeneity based on myths of progress and rationality, these wide-ranging contributions fashion new ways of belonging that transcend the cultural, economic, religious, and social categories that have characterized post Cold War Italy and Europe.
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781137343451
1137343451
Branch Call Number: DG451 .B69 2013
Characteristics: 319 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Ferme, Valerio 1961-

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