Encyclopedia of Contemporary Italian Culture (Encyclopedias of Contemporary Culture)
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This rigorously compiled A-Z volume offers rich, readable coverage of the diverse forms of post-1945 Italian culture. With over 900 entries by international contributors, this volume is genuinely interdisciplinary in character, treating traditional political, economic, and legal concerns, with a particular emphasis on neglected areas of popular culture. Entries range from short definitions, histories or biographies to longer overviews covering themes, movements, institutions and personalities, from advertising to fascism, and Pirelli to Zeffirelli.
The Encyclopedia aims to inform and inspire both teachers and students in the following fields:
*Italian language and literature
*Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
*Media and Cultural Studies
*Business and Management
*Art and Design
It is extensively cross-referenced, has a thematic contents list and suggestions for further reading.
songs like 24 mila baci (Twenty-Four Thousand Kisses). Paradoxically, in spite of the leftist politics of the 1968 movement, it too was influenced by American models, especially by the student agitation at American universities. The war in Vietnam provoked similar opposition from the younger generation in Italy as in America, and it become one of the movement’s main points of reference. The ‘summer of love’ and American hippie ideals also found a place in Italy, as did the music of Bob Dylan and
coverage of art, photography, cinema, design and fashion; valuable for colour and black and white illustrations and reproduction of documents). MAX STAPLES arte concreta (concrete art) In very broad terms, non-figurative abstract art can be divided into two tendencies: one is expressive and spontaneous (see L’Informale) whilst the other is a calculated art which is non-representational and non-illusory, and which explores instead the properties of its own materials and forms, thus representing
1964, a version of Oscar Wilde’s Salomé. All these fully manifested what would remain the characteristic features of Bene’s unique theatrical method: an extreme deformation and deconstruction of the original text (in effect, a reduction of it to mere ‘pre-text’) and a strongly physicalized stage presence with a major role given to the human voice. The voice became and remained the nucleus of Bene’s provocative theatrical practice, and all his productions sought to explore its possibilities to
(1984) L’amministrazione centrale (The Central Administration), vol. 9, Storia della società italiana dall’Unità a oggi (A History of Italian Society from Unification to the Present day), Bologna: UTET (the most authoritative history of Italy’s civil administration). Hine, D. (1993) Governing Italy: The Politics of Bargained Pluralism, Oxford: Oxford University Press, ch. 8, ‘The Administrative System’ (a clear and informative guide to modern Italian governance). SIMON PARKER Entries A–Z 117
on the grounds that it would sideline agrarian reform and serve ‘other’ interests than those of the southern poor proved well-founded since the Fund effectively became a huge reservoir of resources which could be traded by politicians of the governing parties in return for votes and general political support. See also: agriculture; clientelism; peasants GINO MOLITERNO Cassola, Carlo b. 17 March 1917, Rome; d. 29 January 1987, Montecarlo di Lucca Novelist and journalist Cassola’s experience with