With over 900 entries, this rigorously compiled and ambitious A-Z volume offers rich, readable coverage of the diverse forms of post-1945 Italian culture. The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Italian Culture is widely interdisciplinary in character, emphasing the rapid changes in popular culture which have transformed twentieth century Italy. Entries range from short definitions, histories or biographies to longer overviews covering themes movements, institutions and personalities from advertising to fascism and Pirelli to Zeffirelli. The Encyclopedia is extensively cross-referenced, has a thematic contents list and suggestions for further reading. Essential reading for anyone interested in Italian culture and for teachers and students of Italian language, history and comparative European studies. Consultant Editors: Camilla Bettoni, University of Verona, Italy. Richard Bosworth, University of Western Australia. Andrea Ciccarelli, University of Indiana, Bloomington, USA. Millicent Marcus, University of Texas, USA. David Moss, Griffith University, Australia. Laurence Simmons, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Penny Sparke, Royal College of Art, London, UK, Max Staples, Charles Stuart University, Australia. Roger Absalom, UK, Mauro Baracco, RMIT University, David Moss Jennifer Barnes, UK, Paolo Bartoloni, Griffith University, Australia, Stefano Battilossi, Italy
Gino Moliterno has written extensively in the fields of comparative literature, film studies and Italian studies. He is a lecturer in Italian Film Studies at the Australian National University.