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Passerini, Luisa

Works: 161 works in 519 publications in 7 languages and 5,732 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Oral histories  Sources  Diaries  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Illustrator, Interviewer, Translator
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Most widely held works about Luisa Passerini
Most widely held works by Luisa Passerini
Europe and love in cinema by Luisa Passerini( )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lisa Passerini is Professor of Cultural History at the University of Turin
Fascism in popular memory : the cultural experience of the Turin working class by Luisa Passerini( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is based on the oral life histories of about 70 men and women workers, born between the end of the last century and 1920, which are combined with sources such as police reports, documentary films and judicial documents. The interviewees recount their visions of life, of history, and of themselves; they call to memory the fascist period, and the ambivalent relationship between the Duce and the masses. A picture of resistance emerges, through such minor episodes as jokes and graffiti, wearing a red tie or whistling an old socialist tune, and through major issues such as abortions carried out in direct opposition to state propaganda. Acquiescence is also recalled, however, in the enrollment of children in fascist youth organisations or in the use of new state-controlled social services. The final chapter reconstructs an event which acquired great symbolic meaning: the eloquent and unexpected silence of the Fiat workers before Mussolini in 1939 at the inauguration of the Miraflori factory
Women migrants from East to West : gender, mobility and belonging in contemporary Europe( )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe in love, love in Europe : imagination and politics between the wars by Luisa Passerini( Book )

15 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luisa Passerini explores the emotional basis of the idea of a united Europe between the world wars, uncovering the meanings of European identity and European unity. She investigates the idea of a united Europe in connection with a discourse on love which had been developing in the West since the seventeenth century. These ideas were debated by literary scholars, novelists and poets, who focused on the theme of courtly love and its connections with romantic love. In a tour de force of political and cultural exploration, Luisa Passerini rediscovers the points of convergence between these two strands of thought, finding one of the symbols of their encounter in the myth of Europa, the Phoenician princess seduced by Zeus in the shape of a bull and brought westward
Memory and totalitarianism by Luisa Passerini( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Understanding Europe's past became an urgent matter with the events of August 1991 in Moscow, in the former Soviet Union. The invasion of Moscow's streets by Russian people rejecting an attempted coup d'etat was the culmination of a process that had been initiated years before and raised crucial questions: To what extent can these events be considered the end of an era stretching from World War I to the 1980s, when Europe experienced many forms of dictatorship? To what extent can the various forms of dictatorship Europe experienced in the twentieth century be grouped together? Can any sort of affinity be established between them?The new introduction to the paperback edition of this volume in the Memory and Narrative series, Leydesdorff and Crownshaw underline the fundamental importance of the struggle for memory and its meaning. Memory and Totalitarianism explores the remembered experiences of individuals living under different totalitarian regimes, and examines the construction of memory in the aftermath of those regimes' collapse. It attempts to situate the findings of oral history in the context of contemporary memory. It wrestles with the most painful memories that Europeans have of this century at the end of the Cold War. These memories compare with oral history's research into such experiences as racist attitudes against blacks in the South, or the cultural and psychological effects of apartheid in South Africa, or the Aborigines' claim to their own history and to a new idea of history in Australia. Totalitarianisms are products of the twentieth century that go far beyond earlier manifestations of absolutism and autocracy in their effort to completely control political, social, and intellectual life. They were made possible by modern industrialism and technology. Therefore the theme of the book expands to include many other experiences that relate to totalitarian mentalities."--Provided by publisher
Gender and memory( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender and Memory is the fourth volume of the International Yearbook of Oral History and Life Stories. Once again, its theme is a fundamental issue, the shaping of memory by gender. Are the different ways in which men and women are recalled in public and private memory, and also the differences in men's and women's own memories of similar experiences, simply reflections of unequal lives in gendered societies, or are they more deeply rooted? How early in childhood do girls and boys reveal differences in memory? How far does the character of memory change as gender roles evolve? The Special Editors of Gender and Memory, Selma Leydesdorff, Luisa Passerini, and Paul Thompson, draw on original contributions reflecting on the relationships between gender and memory in western and eastern Europe, China, Africa, Australia, the United States and Brazil
New dangerous liaisons : discourses on Europe and love in the twentieth century by Luisa Passerini( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributors to this volume trace historical links and analyse specific connections between the two discourses on love and Europe over the course of the 20th century, exploring the distinctions made between the public and private, the political and personal
Memory and utopia : the primacy of intersubjectivity by Luisa Passerini( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Memory and Utopia looks at the connection between memory and forgetfulness in Europe during the twentieth century, women's experience of becoming recognized as full subjects in the time of the crisis and "death" of the so-called universal subject, and the conjugation between utopia and desire in the 1968 movements of students, women and workers. Passerini makes use of oral history, feminist theory and practice and the history of the new social movements in interpreting the past."--BOOK JACKET
Gender & memory by Paul Thompson( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gender and Memory brings together contributions from around the world and from a range of disciplines - history and sociology, socio-linguistics and family therapy, literature - to create a volume that confronts all those concerned with autobiographical testimony and narrative, both spoken and written. The fundamental theme is the shaping of memory by gender."--Jacket
Love and the idea of Europe by Luisa Passerini( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It has often been assumed that Europeans invented and had the exclusive monopoly over courtly and romantic love, commonly considered to be the highest form of relations between men and women. This view was particularly prevalent between 1770 and the mid-twentieth century, but was challenged in the 1960s when romantic love came to be seen as a universal sentiment that can be found in all cultures in the world. However, there remains the historical problem that the Europeans used this concept of love as a fundamental part of their self-image over a long period (traces of it still remain) and it became very much caught up in the concept of marriage. This book challenges the underlying Eurocentrism of this notion while exploring in a more general sense the connection between identity and emotions."--Publisher's website
Mussolini immaginario : storia di una biografia 1915-1939 by Luisa Passerini( Book )

13 editions published in 1991 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Figures d'Europe = Images and myths of Europe( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and French and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torino operaia e fascismo : una storia orale by Luisa Passerini( Book )

13 editions published in 1984 in 4 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storia orale : vita quotidiana e cultura materiale delle classi subalterne by Luisa Passerini( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in Italian and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Across the Atlantic : cultural exchanges between Europe and the United States( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storie di donne e femministe by Luisa Passerini( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in Italian and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archives of memory : supporting traumatized communities through narration and remembrance( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and Swedish and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributi di: Natale Losi, Silvia Salvatici, Annie Lafontaine, Anton K. Berishaj, Nicola Mai, Giuseppe De Sario, Laura Corradi, Patricia Ruiz, Enrica Capussotti, Luisa Passerini
Il mito d'Europa : radici antiche per nuovi simboli by Luisa Passerini( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Italian and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography of a generation : Italy, 1968 by Luisa Passerini( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extraordinary book, first published in Italy in 1988 as Autoritratto di gruppo, documents the intricate web of individual and communal experiences in the political movements of the '60s. Luisa Passerini, internationally known for her work in memory, oral history, and their intersections with social movements, sets out to rescue the "forgotten memory" of her generation and to give it literary status. The year 1968 is symbolic in Italy of a whole decade of struggles by students, women, workers, intellectuals, and technicians. Framed and illuminated by sessions of psychoanalysis, this absorbing narrative weaves episodes of Passerini's autobiography - including her involvement in the 1968 uprisings - oral histories of other participants, and Passerini's sociological observations. It raises critical questions about how we reconstruct the past and vividly illustrates the forces that shaped a generation. As Passerini movingly shows, there was in those rebellions something that went further than rancor and taking sides: the idea of a new world and new human relationships. These hopes are given back to us through the Autobiography's contradictions and silences, in a recounting of events, emotions, and discoveries of the self and of others that constitute our recent history
The question of European identity : a cultural historical approach : papers by Lützeler, Niethammer, Liakos by Paul Michael Lützeler( Book )

13 editions published in 1998 in 4 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Europe in love, love in Europe : imagination and politics between the wars
Fascism in popular memory : the cultural experience of the Turin working classWomen migrants from East to West : gender, mobility and belonging in contemporary EuropeEurope in love, love in Europe : imagination and politics between the warsMemory and totalitarianismGender and memoryNew dangerous liaisons : discourses on Europe and love in the twentieth centuryMemory and utopia : the primacy of intersubjectivityGender & memory
Alternative Names
Luisa Passerini Italiaans cultureel historica

Luisa Passerini Italian cultural historian

Luisa Passerini italienesch Kulturhistorikerin

Luisa Passerini italienische Kulturhistorikerin

Passerini, L. 1941-