Encyclopedia of Contemporary Italian Culture

This new addition to Routledge's acclaimed modern tradition sequence beneficial properties authoritative and fascinating assurance of post-1945 Italian tradition, from significant political, fiscal and felony issues to formerly ignored matters and destinations. With 1,000 entries via a world workforce of professional participants, the Encyclopedia covers almost each point of Italian tradition. Entries variety from brief definitions, histories or biographies to extra concerned essays within the following areas:
* structure
* cultural & coverage associations
* financial system
* schooling & clinical study
* style
* movie
* meals
* highbrow existence
* language
* literature
* mass media
* acting arts
* politics
* faith
* activities
* and lots more and plenty extra.

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Fabiani, G. VV, Storia dell’Italia repubblicana (History of Republican Italy) vol. 2, ‘La trasformazione dell’Italia: sviluppo e squilibri’ (The Transformation of Italy: Development and Unbalance) part 1, Turin: Einaudi (a survey of postwar trends in Italian agriculture, with particular emphasis on the impact of EU farm policies). Lanza, O. ) Anatomia del potere DC (Anatomy of Christian Democrat Power), Bari: De Donato (description of the political role played by state agencies for rural development).

It was only with Ladro di bambini, a gripping portrayal of the dismal reality of contemporary Italy where children are physically exploited, dispossessed of their innocence, and then abandoned in morally and emotionally deserted territories, that Amelio found his own personal way of retrieving and reactivating the neorealist mandate for a cinema committed to a realistic portrayal and a thorough critique of social and political injustice. Amelio’s films were often powerful premonitions of things to come, as in the case of Lamerica (1994), which deals with the devastating situation in Albania at the close of the twentieth century.

Under Italian law, clandestine abortion—usually the only available form of birth control—was punishable by up to five years’ imprisonment. Campaigning for abortion was initiated in the early 1970s by the MLD, the Movement for Liberation of Woman, affiliated with the Radical Party which, with its loose structure, was able to accommodate pressure group and single-issue politics. The 500,000 signatures needed to initiate a referendum under the Italian constitution was well exceeded, and the collection of signatures was accompanied by a campaign of civil disobedience which recalled the direct action of the 1960s.

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