Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 August 2014

176 Pages | 40 illustrations

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9780748654543

Bookseller Code (06)

Masculinity and Italian Cinema

Sexual Politics, Social Conflict and Male Crisis in the 1970s

Sergio Rigoletto

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Re-examines key Italian films, including Bernardo Bertolucci's The Conformist, Ettore Scola's A Special Day, Pier Paolo Pasolini's Theorem and Lina Wertmüller's The Seduction of Mimì, in the light of gender and queer theory
  • Covers the major thematic concerns, genres and stylistic traits of 1970s Italian political cinema
  • Analyses the broader cultural context of 1970s Italy, including sections on Italian feminism, Gay liberation and the post-'68 social movements.

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