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Resisting the tide : cultures of opposition under Berlusconi (2001-06) / edited by Daniele Albertazzi ... [and others].

Publication:
New York ; London : Continuum International Pub. Group, 2009.
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1 online resource (269 p.)
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Subjects:
Opposition (Political science) -- Italy.
Italy -- Politics and government -- 1994-.
Berlusconi, Silvio, 1936-.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
"Edited by members of the Department of Italian Studies at the University of Birmingham, and bringing together academics in Britain, Ireland, the US and Italy, this volume takes an international perspective on Italian events. It investigates how resistance to the new conservative culture has been articulated, and how this has been expressed and explained by those involved. The volume is divided into four areas: 1. The Economic and Media Landscapes, which sets the scene for the rest of the book by explaining how Italian society, and particularly its media environment, have developed in recent years; 2. Political Challenges, which discusses the main threats to the authority and policies of Berlusconi coming from within his own centre-right coalition, the left and social movements; 3. Texts, which analyses films, internet sites, television programmes, novels, newspaper articles and theatre performances that sought to resist increasingly dominant conservative norms and/or respond to events set in motion by the Berlusconi governments; 4.Experiences, covering the voices and practices of those who have opposed Berlusconi from within the cultural industries and identity movements, such as journalists, LGBT activists, feminists and associations representing immigrant communities. Wide-ranging, innovative and challenging, this volume should appeal to all those who have an interest in Italy, political-, media- and cultural studies."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
Contents:
CHAPTER 1: Introduction: This Tide is not for Turning (Daniele Albertazzi and Nina Rothenberg)
Part 1. The Economic and Media Landscapes. CHAPTER 2: Italy in the New Millennium : The Economy and Society (James Newell) ; CHAPTER 3: The Changing Face of the Media: A Catalogue of Anomalies (Christopher Cepernich) ; CHAPTER 4: Electoral Campaigning and the New Media (Roberto Grandi and Cristian Vaccari)
Part 2. Political Challenges. CHAPTER 5: In Bed with the Enemy - Infighting Among Governing Parties and the Return of the Centre. (Daniele Albertazzi) ; CHAPTER 6: Defeated and Divided? The Left in Opposition (Donatella Campus) ; CHAPTER 7: Challenging from the Grass-roots: the Girotondi and the No Global movement. (Paolo Ceri)
Part 3. Texts. CHAPTER 8: Silenced Humour on RAI TV: Daniele Luttazzi, Sabina Guzzanti & Co. (Monica Boria) ; CHAPTER 9: The Cinema of Resistance: Nanni Moretti's Il Caimano and the Italian Film Industry (Clodagh Brook) ; CHAPTER 10: Staging Opposition: Il Signor Rossi e la Costituzione (Stefania Taviano) ; CHAPTER 11: Web Challenges to Berlusconi: An Analysis of Oppositional Sites (Cristian Vaccari) ; CHAPTER 12: Mascelloni, Masks and Mascara: Writing, Language and Power in Vincenzo Consolo (Daragh O'Connell) ; CHAPTER 13: Adjusting the Cold Mirror - Berlusconi and the Corriere della Sera (Nina Rothenberg)
Part 4. Experiences and Personalities. CHAPTER 14: 'Adopt a Domestic Worker?': The Response of Immigrant Associations to the Centre-Right (Wendy Pojmann) ; CHAPTER 15: Feminist Activism and Practice: Asserting Autonomy and Resisting Precarity (Manuela Galetto, Chiara Lasala, Sveva Magaraggia, Chiara Martucci, Elisabetta Onori and Charlotte Ross) ; CHAPTER 16: Collective Association in the LGBT Movement (Charlotte Ross) ; CHAPTER 17: Political Cleansing and Censorship in Public Television - A Case Study of Michele Santoro and Enzo Biagi (Nina Rothenberg) ; CHAPTER 18: Conclusions (Clodagh Brook and Charlotte Ross).
Notes:
Electronic reproduction. London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015 Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement.
Includes index.
Contributor:
Albertazzi, Daniele, 1968- editor.
ISBN:
1-5013-0062-8
1-282-87571-X
9786612875717
1-4411-7106-1
OCLC:
676700909
Publisher Number:
10.5040/9781501300622 doi