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The Resource Darkest Italy : the nation and stereotypes of the Mezzogiorno, 1860-1900, John Dickie, (electronic book)

Darkest Italy : the nation and stereotypes of the Mezzogiorno, 1860-1900, John Dickie, (electronic book)

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Darkest Italy : the nation and stereotypes of the Mezzogiorno, 1860-1900
Title
Darkest Italy
Title remainder
the nation and stereotypes of the Mezzogiorno, 1860-1900
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John Dickie
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Language
eng
Summary
Stereotypical representations of the Mezzogiorno are a persistent feature of Italian culture at all levels. In Darkest Italy, John Dickie analyzes these stereotypes in the post-Unification period, when the Mezzogiorno was widely seen as barbaric, violent or irrational, an "Africa" on the European continent. At the same time, this is the moment when the Mezzogiorno became a metaphor for the state of the country as a whole, the index of Italy{u2019}s modernity. Dickie argues that these stereotypes, rather than being a symptom of the failings of national identity in Italy, were actually integral to the way Italy{u2019}s bourgeoisie imagined themselves as Italian. Drawing on recent theories of Otherness and national identity, Dickie brings a new light to an important and well-established area of Italian history--the relationship between the South and the nation as a whole
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UK-WkNB
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1963-
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Dickie, John
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Italy, Southern
  • Italy, Southern
  • Italy, Southern
  • Public opinion
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • Italy
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Darkest Italy : the nation and stereotypes of the Mezzogiorno, 1860-1900, John Dickie, (electronic book)
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Contents
Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- A Word at War: The Italian Army and Brigandage -- The Birth of the Southern Question -- The Power of the Picturesque: Representations of the South in the Illustrazione Italiana -- Francesco Crispi's sicilianita -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
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9780312299521
Extent
240 p.
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electronic
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9780312299521
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Darkest Italy : the nation and stereotypes of the Mezzogiorno, 1860-1900, John Dickie, (electronic book)
Publication
Contents
Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- A Word at War: The Italian Army and Brigandage -- The Birth of the Southern Question -- The Power of the Picturesque: Representations of the South in the Illustrazione Italiana -- Francesco Crispi's sicilianita -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
9780312299521
Extent
240 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780312299521
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Adobe Ebook Reader
Type of computer file
PDF

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