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Marvelous Bodies.

Author: Vetri Nathan
Publisher: Purdue University Press, 2017.
Series: Purdue studies in Romance literatures, v. 70.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Historically a source of emigrants to Northern Europe and the New World, Italy has rapidly become a preferred destination for immigrants from the global South. Marvelous Bodies by Vetri Nathan  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2017023640
(OCoLC)953885986
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vetri Nathan
ISBN: 1612494889 9781612494883
OCLC Number: 1001354443
Description: 1 online resource (267).
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Detourism: Italy's New Migrant Cinema; The Immigration Question; The Cultural Economy of Detourist Films; Multiculturalism vs. Hybridity; Framing Hybridity; Chapter One: Cultural Hybridity in Italy; Postcolonial Studies: A Search for Discrepant Experiences; Bhabha's Hybridity; Italy's Chronic Ambivalence-The Ghosts of Crises Past; The Centrality of Ambivalence; The Stereotype-as-Fetish; Stereotype-as-Fetish: The Importance of the Visible and of Repetition; Mimicry. The Menace of Mimicry and the Reinscription of the Stereotype (or, Of Ministers and Orangutans)The Marvelous: Locating Hybridity on Screen; Postcolonial Studies and Italy-A Few Paths Forward; Chapter Two: Beyond Neorealism: The Cinematic Body-as-Nation; The Body-as-Nation; Neorealism Is Dead, Long Live Neorealism!; Containing Neorealism; The Centrality of Chronic Ambivalence in Post-Neorealist Film; The Realist and Humoristic Modes of Representation; Chapter Three: Ambivalent Geographies; Oneiric Spaces in Matteo Garrone's Terra di mezzo. Meditalamerica: Lamerica and the Recuperation of Embodied HistoryThe Politics of Sentimentality: Quando sei nato non puoi più nasconderti; The Haptical Mediterranean: Crialese's Terraferma; Chapter Four: Ambivalent Desires: Desiring Gazes: Bhabha and Mulvey; The Volatile Sexual Politics of the Gaze: Pummarò and Lettere dal Sahara; Guess Who's Coming for an Italian Dinner?-The Palatable Immigrant in Bianco e nero; Marriage, Bengali-Style: Vittorio Moroni's Le ferie di Licu; Immigrant-as-Masquerade: Sugar-Coated Fantasy in Lezione di cioccolato; Chapter Five: Ambivalent Moralities. Ambivalent Affect: Double-Visions in La sconosciuta and La doppia oraThose Damn Earrings: Latent Orientalism in Francesco Munzi's Il resto della notte; Radio as Koran: The War on Terror in Mohsen Melliti's Io, l'altro; Conclusion: Inside the Paradise of Marvelous Bodies; Notes; Bibliography; Filmography; Index; About the book; About the author.
Series Title: Purdue studies in Romance literatures, v. 70.

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