Italy and the Mediterranean: Words, Sounds, and Images of the Post-Cold War Era (Italian and Italian American Studies) (Paperback)

Italy and the Mediterranean: Words, Sounds, and Images of the Post-Cold War Era (Italian and Italian American Studies) By N. Bouchard, V. Ferme Cover Image
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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.

About the Author


Author Norma Bouchard: Norma Bouchard is Associate Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Connecticut. Author Valerio Ferme: Valerie C. Ferme is the Chair of the Department of French & Italian at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781349465705
ISBN-10: 1349465704
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: September 16th, 2013
Pages: 319
Language: English
Series: Italian and Italian American Studies