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The Resource Vital subjects : race and biopolitics in Italy, 1860-1920, Rhiannon Noel Welch, (electronic resource)

Vital subjects : race and biopolitics in Italy, 1860-1920, Rhiannon Noel Welch, (electronic resource)

Label
Vital subjects : race and biopolitics in Italy, 1860-1920
Title
Vital subjects
Title remainder
race and biopolitics in Italy, 1860-1920
Statement of responsibility
Rhiannon Noel Welch
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Since World War II, Italy has struggled to recast both its colonial past and its alliance with Nazi Germany. For many years, pervading much intellectual and public discourse was the contention that, prior to the great influx of racialized migrants in the mid-1980s, and with the exception of the Fascist period, there simply was no race (racialized others, racist intolerance, etc.) in Italy.<i> Vital Subjects</i> examines cultural production—literature, sociology and public health discourse, and early film—from the years between Unification and the end of the First World War (ca. 1860 and 1920) in order to explore how race and colonialism were integral to modern Italian national culture, rather than a marginal afterthought or a Fascist aberration. Drawing from theorizations of biopolitics—a term coined by political theorists from Michel Foucault to Giorgio Agamben, Roberto Esposito, and numerous others to address how the life and productivity of the population emerges as a distinctively modern political question—the book repositions discourses of race and colonialism with regard to post-Unification national culture. <i>Vital Subjects</i> reads cultural texts in a biopolitical key, arguing that the tenor of racial discourse was overwhelmingly positive, focusing on making Italians as <u>vital subjects</u>--robust, vigorous, well-nourished, and (re)productive.--
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Welch, Rhiannon Noel
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Transnational Italian cultures
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
1
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  • Biopolitics
  • Race
  • Italy
Label
Vital subjects : race and biopolitics in Italy, 1860-1920, Rhiannon Noel Welch, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781781384558
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 275 pages)
Form of item
online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781781384558
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945453793
Label
Vital subjects : race and biopolitics in Italy, 1860-1920, Rhiannon Noel Welch, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781781384558/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781781384558
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 275 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781781384558
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945453793

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