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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Zygmunt G Barański; Robert Lumley; University of Reading. Graduate School of European and International Studies.
|ISBN:||0333458044 9780333458044 0333458052 9780333458051|
|Description:||xiii, 364 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations, 1 map ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Part 1 History, culture, language - the Italian experience: family, culture and politics in contemporary Italy, Paul Ginsborg; Italy - tradition, backwardness and modernity, Geoffrey Nowell-Smith; how popular is Italian?, Giulio Lepschy. Part 2 Religion, politics, social movements - culture and people: uniformity undone - aspects of Catholic culture in postwar Italy, Percy Allum; the Italian Communist party and culture, David Forgacs; challenging tradition - social movements, cultural changes and the ecological question, Robert Lumley. Part 3 Mass culture and intellectuals: Pier Paolo Pasolini - culture, Gramsci, Zygmunt Baranski; Umberto Eco - theory and practice in the analysis of the media, David Robey; rolling away from the centre towards X - some notes on Italian philosophy, "weak thought" and postmodernism, Ian Chambers. Part 4 Two case-studies - design and cinema in postwar Italy: from neorealism to Lucci Rosse - cinema, politics, society 1945-85, Stephen Gundle; "a home for everybody?", design, ideology and the culture of the home in Italy, 1945-72, Penny Sparkes. Part 5 Looking at television - from public service to competition: a guide to the neo-television of the 1980's, Umberto Eco; hard times for public service broadcasting - the RAI in the age of commercial competition, Giuseppe Richeri; the Berlusconi phenomenon, Philip Schlesinger; the evolution of television language in Italy since deregulation, Mauro Wolf; TGI - the eight o'clock news on RAI Uno, Christopher Wagstaff; imported Utopias, Lidia Curti.|
|Series Title:||University of Reading European and international studies.|
|Responsibility:||edited by Zygmunt G. Barański and Robert Lumley.|