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Women of a certain age : contemporary Italian fictions of female aging

Author: Rita Cavigioli
Publisher: Madison, N.J. : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2005.
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"Situated at the crossroads of gender studies, narratology, and cultural studies, this book investigates the impact that the demographic and cultural revolutions of the last century have had on Italian women's life courses." "The chronological focus of this study is the 1990s, a decade located at the end of a century deeply marked by women's search for identity, their growth as historical subjects, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Cavigioli, Rita.
Women of a certain age.
Madison, N.J. : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005005794
(OCoLC)58043399
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rita Cavigioli
ISBN: 1423769465 9781423769460
OCLC Number: 68572281
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (270 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Scope and Plan for a Cultural Study of Italian Women's Narratives of Aging --
Overview of Related American Research on Gender and Aging --
Age Consciousness and Narrative Strategies --
Theories, Contexts, and Texts --
Part I. Contexts --
1. Representations of Italian Women's Life Courses: A Historical Perspective --
2. Aging in Italy Today --
3. Older Italian Women: Between Tradition and Transition --
Part II. Texts --
4. Female Lines in Family Narratives --
5. Ripening and Completion in Women's Old-Age Novels --
6. A Case Study: The 1968 Generation --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Rita C. Cavigioli.
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