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Italian humanist photography from fascism to the Cold War

Author: Martina Caruso
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, Plc, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martina Caruso
ISBN: 9781474246934 1474246931
OCLC Number: 932262562
Description: xv, 213 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Antifascist Photography under Fascism --
Forging a "New" Peasant at the Istituto LUCE and Other Fascist organizations --
Rural kitsch, fashion, and the Nazi-Fascist alliance --
The Fascist avant-garde and the international photographic context --
Critical Fascists and the concept of the "Primitive" --
Leo Longanesi, D'Annunziano --
Non-Fascist cultures and "Primitive" rituals --
Conclusion --
Photography, Power, and Humiliation in the Second World War --
The erotics of the Uomo Nuovo --
The absent war in vernacular photography --
Censorship and the Ethiopian War --
The intellectual war correspondent --
Occhio Quadrato and 'Let Us Now Praise Famous Men' --
Allies, Partisans, and cameras --
Constructing and reconstructing the Resistance --
Conclusion --
Christ Stopped at Eboli: An Anthropology of the South --
The Madonna and Roosevelt --
The Politics of Miseria and the Communist Debate --
Sex, Magic, and Anthropology --
Photographers Marginalized --
For a Mediterranean Light --
Whose South? Conclusion --
Humanist Photography and the "Catholic" 'Family of Man' --
Searching for an "Italian Photography" from 'The Family of Man' to What is Man? --
The uncertain internationalization of Italian Humanist Photography --
"A bit sweet, a bit ironic, a bit pathetic": the Italian gaze in Pannunzio's 'Il Mondo' --
Can Catholic photographers also be humanist? --
Deliver us from evil: Pathos in the work of Mario Giacomelli --
'Gli ultimi' in the suburbs of Milan --
Conclusion --
FINE ("THE END"): La Dolce Vita and the Burst into Technicolor --
Epigraph.
Responsibility: Martina Caruso.

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