Equivocal Subjects: Between Italy and Africa - Constructions of Racial and National Identity in the (BOK)

Shelleen Greene

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This is a thorough study of the portrayal of race in Italian cinema, from the silent era to the present, illuminating issues in contemporary Italian society. "Equivocal Subjects" puts forth an innovative reading of the Italian national cinema. Shelleen Greene argues that from the silent era to the present, the cinematic representation of the "mixed-race" or interracial subject has served as a means by which Italian racial and national identity have been negotiated and re-defined. She examines Italy's colonial legacy, histories of immigration and emigration, and contemporary politics of multiculturalism through its cultural production, providing new insights into its traditional film canon. Analysing the depiction of mixed-race subjects from the historical epics of the Italian silent "golden" era to the contemporary period, this enlightening book engages the history of Italian nationalism and colonialism through theories of subject formation, ideologies of race, and postcolonial theory. Greene's approach also provides a novel interpretation of recent developments surrounding Italy's status as a major passage for immigrants seeking to enter the European Union. This book provides an original theoretical approach to the Italian cinema that speaks to the nation's current political and social climate.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Shelleen Greene
Forlag
CONTINUUM ACADEMIC PUBLISHING
ISBN 9781441190437
Antall sider 288 Dimensjoner 15,3cm x 22,8cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 658 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Black & Asian studies, Film theory & criticism

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