Murder and Media in the New Rome

Author: T. Simpson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230116531
Format: PDF
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An insightful look into the origins of modern Italian media culture by examining a sensational crime and trial that took place in Rome in the late 1870s, when a bloody murder triggered a national spectacle that became the first great media circus in the new nation of Italy, crucially shaping the young state's public sphere and image of itself.

Murder Made in Italy

Author: Ellen Victoria Nerenberg
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253356253
Format: PDF
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The conviction in an Italian court of Amanda Knox, an American student accused of murder, once more drew attention to crime and punishment in Italy. Looking at media coverage of three earlier, very prominent murder cases, Murder Made in Italy explores the cultural issues raised by the murders and how they reflect developments in Italian civil society over the past 20 years. Providing detailed descriptions of each murder, investigation, and court case, Ellen Nerenberg addresses the perception of lawlessness in Italy, the country's geography of crime, its welfare state and savage youth culture, and the generalized fear for public safety among the Italian population. Nerenberg examines the fictional and nonfictional representations of these crimes through the lenses of moral panic, media spectacle, true crime writing, and the abject body.

Women Terrorism and Trauma in Italian Culture

Author: R. Glynn
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137341998
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Addressing cultural representations of women's participation in the political violence and terrorism of the Italian anni di piombo ('years of lead', c. 1969-83), this book conceptualizes Italy's experience of political violence during those years as a form of cultural and collective trauma.

Postcolonial Italy

Author: Cristina Lombardi-Diop
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137281464
Format: PDF
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This volume constitutes a multidisciplinary intervention into the emerging field of postcolonial studies in Italy, bringing together cultural and social history, critical and political theory, literary and cinematic analyses, ethnomusicology and cultural studies, anthropological fieldwork, and race, gender, diaspora, and urban studies.

Anti Italianism

Author: W. Connell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230115322
Format: PDF, Mobi
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There has been an odd reluctance on the part of historians of the Italian American experience to confront the discrimination faced by Italians and Americans of Italian ancestry. This volume is a bold attempt by an esteemed group of scholars and writers to discuss the question openly by charting the historical and cultural boundaries of stereotypes, prejudice, and assimilation. Contributors offer a continuous series of cultural encounters and experiences in television, literature, and film that deserve the attention of anyone interested in the larger themes of American history.

New Reflections on Primo Levi

Author: Risa Sodi
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN:
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Primo Levi’s hold on scholarly, critical and public attention grows with the passing of time. He commands a position of prominence in discourses ranging across the disciplines of Holocaust studies, Jewish studies, Italian literature, politics, history and philosophy. Certain of his concepts (the “grey zone”) or certain concepts popularized through his works (the Musulmann phenomenon) play a significant role in contemporary intellectual discourse. In addition, Levi’s reflections on the act and the possibility of witness, and of recounting trauma, are increasingly cited by a range of thinkers. This book presents a baker’s dozen of interpretative keys to Levi’s output and thought. It deepens our understanding of common themes in Levi studies (memory and witness) while exploring unusual and revealing byways (Levi and Calvino, or Levi and theater, for example). Of special interest and utility are the chapters that situate his thought within wider contexts: his epistemological connection to ancient Greeks, and his contributions to Holocaust phenomenology.

Streng vertraulich

Author: Andrea Camilleri
Publisher: Nagel & Kimche
ISBN: 3312010039
Format: PDF, Docs
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Eine wahre Begebenheit, die die tragische Lächerlichkeit des Faschismus offenbart - davon erzählt Camilleris ungemein komischer Roman. 1929 reist der Neffe des äthiopischen Kaisers Negus nach Vigàta in Sizilien, um zu studieren. Zur gleichen Zeit plant Mussolini eifrig die Expansion seiner Kolonien in Afrika. Der Kaiserneffe scheint ihm ein idealer Fürsprecher für seine Pläne und für die Pracht des faschistischen Italien, und er befiehlt trotz leerer Kassen die finanzielle Unterstützung des hohen Gastes. Jedoch wartet der Duce vergeblich und vor Wut schäumend auf ein Zeichen des Neffen. Camilleris Buch einer "authentischen Dummheit" ist voller Humor und ein herrliches Spiel aus Realität und Fiktion.