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Italian Cityscapes

Culture and Urban Change in Italy from the 1950s to the Present



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The essays here examine the transformation of the Italian city from the 1950s to the present with particular attention to questions of identity, migration and changes in urban culture. They focus on two phases of that transformation: the years of accelerated industrialisation in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the period of de-industrialisation and postmodernity beginning in the 1980s. The book shows how major demographic movements and cultural shifts threw into relief new conceptions of the city in which old boundaries had become problematic. Design, fine art, literature, youth culture, film and social history all provide focal points. The contributions bring specialist expertise to each area while the extensive illustrations give a vivid picture of the contemporary visual culture for which Italian cities are famed.

Author Biography

John Foot is Professor of Modern Italian History at Bristol University. He is the author of Milan since the Miracle: City, Culture and Identity (Berg, 2001) and Modern Italy (Palgrave, 2003). Robert Lumley is Professor of Italian Cultural History, University College London. He is editor, with Jonathan Morris, of The New History of the Italian South: The Mezzogiorno Revisited (UEP, 1997) and, with D. Forgacs, of Italian Cultural Studies (OUP, 1996).
Release date NZ
May 30th, 2004
Contributions by Abele Longo Contributions by Enrica Capussotti Contributions by John Foot Contributions by Mary Louise Lobsinger Contributions by Nicholas T. Dines Contributions by Pippo Ciorra Contributions by Robert Lumley Edited by John Foot Edited by Robert Lumley Preface by Paul Ginsborg
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
University of Exeter Press
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