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The Resource Darkest Italy : the nation and stereotypes of the Mezzogiorno, 1860-1900, John Dickie

Darkest Italy : the nation and stereotypes of the Mezzogiorno, 1860-1900, John Dickie

Label
Darkest Italy : the nation and stereotypes of the Mezzogiorno, 1860-1900
Title
Darkest Italy
Title remainder
the nation and stereotypes of the Mezzogiorno, 1860-1900
Statement of responsibility
John Dickie
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Stereotypical representations of the Mezzogiorno are a persistent feature of Italian culture at all levels. In Darkest Italy, John Dickie analyzes these stereotypes in the post-Unification period, when the Mezzogiorno was widely seen as barbaric, violent or irrational, an "Africa" on the European continent. At the same time, this is the moment when the Mezzogiorno became a metaphor for the state of the country as a whole, the index of Italy's modernity. Dickie argues that these stereotypes, rather than being a symptom of the failings of national identity in Italy, were actually integral to the way Italy's bourgeoisie imagined themselves as Italian. Drawing on recent theories of Otherness and national identity, Dickie brings a new light to an important and well-established area of Italian history--the relationship between the South and the nation as a whole.--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
IT-FiEUI
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1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dickie, John
Dewey number
945.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public opinion
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • Italy, Southern
  • Italy, Southern
  • Italy, Southern
  • Italy
Label
Darkest Italy : the nation and stereotypes of the Mezzogiorno, 1860-1900, John Dickie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [189]-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction A World at War: The Italian Army and Brigandage The Birth of the Southern Question The Power of the Picturesque: Representations of the South in the Illustrazione Italiana Francesco Crispi's Sicilianitë Conclusion
Control code
FIEb14991299
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9780312221683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)41049563
Label
Darkest Italy : the nation and stereotypes of the Mezzogiorno, 1860-1900, John Dickie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [189]-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction A World at War: The Italian Army and Brigandage The Birth of the Southern Question The Power of the Picturesque: Representations of the South in the Illustrazione Italiana Francesco Crispi's Sicilianitë Conclusion
Control code
FIEb14991299
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9780312221683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)41049563

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