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Italian Cultural Studies

An Introduction

David Forgacs and Robert Lumley

October 1996

ISBN: 9780198715092

384 pages

In Stock

Price: £38.99



This is an up-to-date, illustrated introduction to the study of modern Italian culture. The book contains nineteen chapters by specialists in the field of language, politics, religious, ethnic, and gender identities, the mass media, cultural policy, and stars.

About the Author(s)

David Forgacs, Fellow of Gonville and Caius; University Lecturer in Italian, Cambridge University, and Robert Lumley, Lecturer in Italian Studies, University College, London


... for those unfamiliar with contemporary Italy, this is a lucid and lively introduction. Mabel Berezin, University of California, Los Angeles; American Jnl of Sociology March 1998 -

I have the highest praise for this book. Its design is unique for a book that is so accessible and useful to students ... The book's articles cover a variety of subjects that, until now, have often been treated poorly (if at all) in English-Language publications. I am confident that this work will be of great interest to scholars and students in many disciplines. - George Ferzoco, University of Exeter