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Italian motherhood on screen

Author: Giovanna Faleschini Lerner; Maria Elena D'Amelio
Publisher: [Basingstoke, England] : Palgrave MacMillan, [2017]
Series: Italian and Italian American studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is the first scholarly analysis that considers the specificity of situated experiences of the maternal from a variety of theoretical perspectives. From?Fertility Day? to?Family Day,? the concept of motherhood has been at the center of the public debate in contemporary Italy, partly in response to the perceived crisis of the family, the economic crisis, and the crisis of national identity, provoked by the  Read more...
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Italian motherhood on screen.
Basingstoke : Palgrave MacMillan, 2017
(OCoLC)992496630
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Giovanna Faleschini Lerner; Maria Elena D'Amelio
ISBN: 9783319566757 331956675X 3319566741 9783319566740
OCLC Number: 1006502569
Description: 1 online resource (290 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Italian Motherhood on Screen / Maria Elena D'Amelio, Giovanna Faleschini Lerner --
Part I Maternal Ambivalence. In the Name of the Mother: From Fascist Melodrama to the Maternal Horrific in the Films of Dario Argento / Marcia Landy ; Maternal Ambivalence in Contemporary Italian Cinema / Bernadette Luciano, Susanna Scarparo ; 'A Bad Mother and a Small Heap of Bones:' Maternal Indifference in Alessandro Capone's L'Amore Nascosto / Claudia Karagoz --
Part II Lost Mothers. Rich Wives, Poor Mothers: Can a Matriarch Be a Mother? / Giorgio Galbussera ; Mothers at a Loss: Identity and Mourning in La Sconosciuta and Milyang / Francesco Pascuzzi ; 'Acquaintance with Grief': Filmmaking as Mourning and Recognition in Nanni Moretti's Mia Madre / Stefania Benini --
Part III Motherhood and the Body Politics. Francesca Comencini's Single Moms and Italian Family Law / Maria Letizia Bellocchio ; Gy-neology and Genealogy of a Female Filmmaker: The Case of Susanna Nicchiarelli's Films / Silvia Carlorosi ; Unnatural Child Birth: Naples, the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit, and the Blank Space of Possibility in Francesca Comencini's Lo Spazio Bianco / Millicent Marcus ; Liquid Maternity in Italian Migration Cinema / Giovanna Faleschini Lerner --
Part IV Transmedia Motherhood. Voicing Italian Childfree Women on New Media: The Lunàdigas Project / Giusy Di Filippo ; Motherhood 2.0: Una Mamma Imperfetta and the Representation of 'Imperfect Motherhood' in New Media --
Appendix: Motherhood on Screen: A Film Catalog from 1945 to the Present.
Series Title: Italian and Italian American studies.
Responsibility: Giovanna Faleschini Lerner, Maria Elena D'Amelio, editors.

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