Bigotry, racism and pernicious stereotypes, present in Italian society are examined through its cinema. This volume offers an informative, challenging and thought-provoking mosaic of social problems which, in the wake of massive immigration, have become the hottest social and political issues in Italy. From Terrone to Extracomunitario: New Manifestations of Racism in Contemporary Italian Cinema: S...
Series: Troubador Italian Studies
Paperback: 456 pages
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd (May 3, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 4082518
Format: PDF ePub Text djvu ebook
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ographics and Changing Images in a Multi-Cultural Globalized Society consists of fourteen chapters contributed by different scholars, introduced by a comprehensive introduction and offering an absorbing and provocative study of this aspect of society within Italy. Although racism is studied mainly through film, the historic and socio-economic context provide a frame and a backdrop that make the complexity of the "crisis" of national identity a compelling problem and provides a comprehensive understanding of the social and cultural changes of the country in the last forty years.