Publisher :University of Toronto Press Release Date :2017-01-01 ISBN 13:1487520786 Total Pages :216 pages Rating :4.8/5 (487 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Italian Antimafia, New Media, and the Culture of Legality :
Download or Read book The Italian Antimafia, New Media, and the Culture of Legality written by Robin Pickering-Iazzi and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2017-01-01 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The past two decades have witnessed increasing opposition to mafia influence and activities in Italy. Community organizations such as Libera, founded in 1995, and Addiopizzo, originating in 2004, exemplify how Italian society has tried to come together to promote antimafia activities. The societal opposition to mafia influence continues to grow and the Internet has become a frontline in the battle between the two groups. The Italian Antimafia, New Media, and the Culture of Legality is the first book to examine the online battles between the mafia and its growing cohort of opponents. While the mafia's supporters have used Internet technologies to expand its power, profits, and violence, antimafia citizens employ the same technologies to recreate Italian civil society. The contributors to this volume are experts in diverse fields and offer interdisciplinary studies of antimafia activism and legality in online journalism, Twitter, YouTube, digital storytelling, blogs, music, and photography. These examinations enable readers to understand the grassroots Italian cultural revolution, which makes individuals responsible for promoting justice, freedom, and dignity.
Publisher :Springer Release Date :2019-02-11 ISBN 13:3030115038 Total Pages :334 pages Rating :4.3/5 (3 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Watching Sympathetic Perpetrators on Italian Television :
Download or Read book Watching Sympathetic Perpetrators on Italian Television written by Dana Renga and published by Springer. This book was released on 2019-02-11 with total page 334 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This book offers the first comprehensive study of recent, popular Italian television. Building on work in American television studies, audience and reception theory, and masculinity studies, Sympathetic Perpetrators and their Audiences on Italian Television examines how and why viewers are positioned to engage emotionally with—and root for—Italian television antiheroes. Italy’s most popular exported series feature alluring and attractive criminal antiheroes, offer fictionalized accounts of historical events or figures, and highlight the routine violence of daily life in the mafia, the police force, and the political sphere. Renga argues that Italian broadcasters have made an international name for themselves by presenting dark and violent subjects in formats that are visually pleasurable and, for many across the globe, highly addictive. Taken as a whole, this book investigates what recent Italian perpetrator television can teach us about television audiences, and our viewing habits and preferences.
Publisher :University of Toronto Press Release Date :2019-07-05 ISBN 13:1487520131 Total Pages :459 pages Rating :4.8/5 (487 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Mafia Movies :
Download or Read book Mafia Movies written by Dana Renga and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2019-07-05 with total page 459 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The mafia has always fascinated filmmakers and television producers. Al Capone, Salvatore Giuliano, Lucky Luciano, Ciro Di Marzio, Roberto Saviano, Don Vito and Michael Corleone, and Tony Soprano are some of the historical and fictional figures that contribute to the myth of the Italian and Italian-American mafias perpetuated onscreen. This collection looks at mafia movies and television over time and across cultures, from the early classics to the Godfather trilogy and contemporary Italian films and television series. The only comprehensive collection of its type, Mafia Movies treats over fifty films and TV shows created since 1906, while introducing Italian and Italian-American mafia history and culture. The second edition includes new original essays on essential films and TV shows that have emerged since the publication of the first edition, such as Boardwalk Empire and Mob Wives, as well as a new roundtable section on Italy's "other" mafias in film and television, written as a collaborative essay by more than ten scholars. The edition also introduces a new section called "Double Takes" that elaborates on some of the most popular mafia films and TV shows (e.g. The Godfather and The Sopranos) organized around themes such as adaptation, gender and politics, urban spaces, and performance and stardom.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2017-07-05 ISBN 13:1351551531 Total Pages :204 pages Rating :4.5/5 (351 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Remembering Aldo Moro :
Download or Read book Remembering Aldo Moro written by Ruth Glynn and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The 1978 kidnapping and murder of Christian Democrat politician, Aldo Moro, marked the watershed of Italy's experience of political violence in the period known as the 'years of lead' (1969-c.1983). This uniquely interdisciplinary volume explores the evolving legacy of Moro's death in the Italian cultural imaginary, from the late 1970s to the present. Bringing a wide range of critical perspectives to bear, interventions by experts in the fields of political science, social anthropology, philosophy, and cultural critique elicit new understandings of the events of 1978 and explain their significance and relevance to present-day Italian culture and society.
Publisher :McFarland Release Date :2020-03-03 ISBN 13:147663968X Total Pages :234 pages Rating :4.7/5 (476 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Italian Crime Fiction in the Era of the Anti-Mafia Movement :
Download or Read book Italian Crime Fiction in the Era of the Anti-Mafia Movement written by William Farina and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2020-03-03 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Over the last three decades, Italian crime fiction has demonstrated a trend toward a much higher level of realism and complexity. The origins of the New Italian Epic, as it has been coined by some of its proponents, can be found in the widespread backlash against the Mafia-sponsored murders of Sicilian magistrates which culminated with the assassinations of Judges Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino in 1992. Though beginning in the Italian language, this prolific, popular movement has more recently found its way into the English language and hence it has found a much wider international audience. Following a brief, yet detailed, history of the cultural and economic development of Sicily, this book provides a multilayered look into the evolution of the New Italian Epic genre. The works of ten prominent contemporary writers, including Andrea Camilleri, Michael Dibdin, Elena Ferrante, and Massimo Carlotto, are examined against the backdrop of various historical periods. This "past is prologue" approach to contemporary crime fiction provides context for the creation of these recent novels and enhances understanding of the complex moral ambiguity that is characteristic of anti-mafia Italian crime fiction.
Publisher :Springer Release Date :2016-09-11 ISBN 13:1349949086 Total Pages :270 pages Rating :4.4/5 (349 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Investigating Italy's Past through Historical Crime Fiction, Films, and TV Series :
Download or Read book Investigating Italy's Past through Historical Crime Fiction, Films, and TV Series written by Barbara Pezzotti and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-09-11 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This book is the first monograph in English that comprehensively examines the ways in which Italian historical crime novels, TV series, and films have become a means to intervene in the social and political changes of the country. This study explores the ways in which fictional representations of the past mirror contemporaneous anxieties within Italian society in the work of writers such as Leonardo Sciascia, Andrea Camilleri, Carlo Lucarelli, Francesco Guccini, Loriano Macchiavelli, Marcello Fois, Maurizio De Giovanni, and Giancarlo De Cataldo; film directors such as Elio Petri, Pietro Germi, Michele Placido, and Damiano Damiani; and TV series such as the “Commissario De Luca” series, the “Commissario Nardone” series, and “Romanzo criminale–The series.” Providing the most wide-ranging examination of this sub-genre in Italy, Barbara Pezzotti places works set in the Risorgimento, WWII, and the Years of Lead in the larger social and political context of contemporary Italy.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2020-11-29 ISBN 13:100026422X Total Pages :308 pages Rating :4.0/5 ( users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt A European Television Fiction Renaissance :
Download or Read book A European Television Fiction Renaissance written by Luca Barra and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-11-29 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This book maps the landscape of contemporary European premium television fiction, offering a detailed overview of both the changes in the digital production and distribution and the emergence of specific national and transnational case histories. Combining a media-production approach with a textual and audience analysis, the volume offers a complex, stratified, systemic view of ongoing aesthetic, sociocultural and industrial developments in contemporary European TV. With contributions from leading experts in the field, the book first offers an overview of the industrial, policy and cultural context for the renaissance of European television drama over the past decade, based on original comparative research. This research is then supported by case study chapters from the key contexts within which quality European television is being produced, offering a complex and complete picture of the industry’s strengths and limitations, its traditions and trends, its constraints and future perspectives. A European Television Fiction Renaissance is a must-read book for TV scholars working across Europe and beyond in the areas of media studies, international communications and television studies, media industries studies, production studies, European studies, and media policy studies as well as for those with an interest in television drama, Netflix, globalisation, pay TV and on demand.
Publisher :Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG Release Date :2017-08-07 ISBN 13:3110554887 Total Pages :643 pages Rating :4.1/5 (11 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Emerging Vectors of Narratology :
Download or Read book Emerging Vectors of Narratology written by Per Krogh Hansen and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2017-08-07 with total page 643 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Narratology has been flourishing in recent years thanks to investigations into a broad spectrum of narratives, at the same time diversifying its theoretical and disciplinary scope as it has sought to specify the status of narrative within both society and scientific research. The diverse endeavors engendered by this situation have brought narrative to the forefront of the social and human sciences and have generated new synergies in the research environment. Emerging Vectors of Narratology brings together 27 state-of-the-art contributions by an international panel of authors that provide insight into the wealth of new developments in the field. The book consists of two sections. "Contexts" includes articles that reframe and refine such topics as the implied author, narrative causation and transmedial forms of narrative; it also investigates various historical and cultural aspects of narrative from the narratological perspective. "Openings" expands on these and other questions by addressing the narrative turn, cognitive issues, narrative complexity and metatheoretical matters. The book is intended for narratologists as well as for readers in the social and human sciences for whom narrative has become a crucial matrix of inquiry.
Publisher :Cambridge Scholars Publishing Release Date :2020-05-22 ISBN 13:1527553205 Total Pages :230 pages Rating :4.2/5 (527 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Uncertain Justice :
Download or Read book Uncertain Justice written by Nicoletta Di Ciolla and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2020-05-22 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The crime genre entered Italy in the late nineteenth century, and if initially Italian authors followed models developed abroad—principally in the United States, England and France—a uniquely Italian brand began to emerge soon. Il giallo, as the crime genre has been known in Italy since the 1930s, proved to be the ideal instrument to confront pressing and often uncomfortable issues which were pertinent to the Italian context: it became a useful tool to restore, symbolically at least, the truth and justice that were, and still are, perceived by a large part of the Italian reading public to be systematically denied in reality. In today’s Italy, the crime genre, and particularly its noir sub-genre, narrates so that readers might remember, so that they might take heed and action, turning cognition into an act of resistance against oblivion and of rebellion against injustice. Uncertain Justice explores three broad areas that contemporary Italian noir literature appears particularly keen to debate, retrieving them from the silence to which they might otherwise be consigned: unresolved historical and political legacies, the repercussions of which still inform and affect life and practices in the present times; the problematic institution of the family, considered as the bedrock of Italian culture and the founding principle of Italian society, with specific attendant questions of gender politics; and the justice system seen through some of its operators, nominally in charge of putting the wrongs right and frequently accused of preventing this from happening. These explorations are conducted through an analysis of texts published in the last twenty years, which represent an effort to expose and counter injustice through the power of the word. Crime literature authors often revisit recent Italian history in their novels, and genre fiction plays a prominent role in acts of resistance against cover-ups or revisionist views of history. The volume starts with an analysis of this role, through novels that look back at the years of the fascist regime and, more recently, at the period from the anni di piombo onwards. It then considers the contribution made to the giallo and noir genre by women writers, looking at the effects that female practitioners in Italy have had on the ethics and aesthetics of a genre that, in other cultures, has traditionally been firmly conservative. A further section examines novels set in a familial context and looks at a range of family dynamics, expressed in the relationships between mothers and sons, mothers and daughters, large extended families or small nuclear ones. If some of the texts expose the devastating effects of the violence perpetrated “in the name of love,” others more positively offer hope, demonstrating how more desirable options do exist and can be pursued. Finally the volume looks at justice as a system and at its practitioners, as, in an interesting development peculiar to Italy, a significant number of judges, lawyers and senior police officers have recently become involved in crime fiction writing. The concluding chapter investigates the contribution that these “specialists,” who have extensive theoretical and technical knowledge in a field which crime fiction routinely frequents, can make to the genre; it also analyses whether these authors, who bring together the moral function of unveiling the truth (prerogative of the investigator) and the social function of rectifying a wrong (prerogative of the upholders of the law), may have a role in forming a more ethically and socially aware Italian citizen.
Publisher :Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Release Date :2020-12-08 ISBN 13:153811948X Total Pages :751 pages Rating :4.3/5 (538 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema :
Download or Read book Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema written by Gino Moliterno and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book was released on 2020-12-08 with total page 751 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Italian cinema is now regarded as one of the great cinemas of the world. Historically, however, its fortunes have varied. Following a brief moment of glory in the early silent era, Italian cinema appeared to descend almost into irrelevance in the early1920s. A strong revival of the industry which gathered pace during the 1930s was abruptly truncated by the advent of World War II. The end of the war, however, initiated a renewal as films such as Roma città aperta (Rome Open City), Sciuscià (Shoeshine, 1946), and Ladri di biciclette (Bicycle Thieves, 1948), flagbearers of what soon came to be known as Neorealism, attracted unprecedented international acclaim and a reputation that only continued to grow in the following years as Italian films were feted worldwide. Ironically, they were celebrated nowhere more than in the United States, where Italian films consistently garnered the lion's share of the Oscars, with Lina Wertmüller becoming the first woman to ever be nominated for the Best Director award. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on major movements, directors, actors, actresses, film genres, producers, industry organizations and key films. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Italian Cinema.
Publisher :Bloomsbury Publishing USA Release Date :2017-10-19 ISBN 13:1501307649 Total Pages :752 pages Rating :4.0/5 (51 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt A History of Italian Cinema :
Download or Read book A History of Italian Cinema written by Peter Bondanella and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2017-10-19 with total page 752 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: A History of Italian Cinema, 2nd edition is the much anticipated update from the author of the bestselling Italian Cinema - which has been published in four landmark editions and will celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2018. Building upon decades of research, Peter Bondanella and Federico Pacchioni reorganize the current History in order to keep the book fresh and responsive not only to the actual films being created in Italy in the twenty-first century but also to the rapidly changing priorities of Italian film studies and film scholars. The new edition brings the definitive history of the subject, from the birth of cinema to the present day, up to date with a revised filmography as well as more focused attention on the melodrama, the crime film, and the historical drama. The book is expanded to include a new generation of directors as well as to highlight themes such as gender issues, immigration, and media politics. Accessible, comprehensive, and heavily illustrated throughout, this is an essential purchase for any fan of Italian film.
Publisher :Springer Release Date :2014-06-18 ISBN 13:1137381477 Total Pages :230 pages Rating :4.3/5 (137 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Stars and Masculinities in Contemporary Italian Cinema :
Download or Read book Stars and Masculinities in Contemporary Italian Cinema written by C. O'Rawe and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-06-18 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Stars and Masculinities in Contemporary Italian Cinema is the first book to explore contemporary male stars and cinematic constructions of masculinity in Italy. Uniting star analysis with a detailed consideration of the masculinities that are dominating current Italian cinema, the study addresses the supposed crisis of masculinity.
Publisher :Cambridge Scholars Publishing Release Date :2008-12-18 ISBN 13:1443803022 Total Pages :435 pages Rating :4.4/5 (443 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Watching Pages, Reading Pictures :
Download or Read book Watching Pages, Reading Pictures written by Daniela De Pau and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2008-12-18 with total page 435 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Italian cinema is internationally well-known for the ground-breaking experience of Neo-Realism, comedy "Italian-Style," Spaghetti Westerns, and the horror movies of the seventies. However, what is rather unfamiliar to wider audiences is Italian cinema's crucial and enduring affair with literature. In fact, since the very beginning, literature has deeply influenced how Italian cinema has defined itself and grown. This book provides an empirical approach to this complex and fruitful relationship. The aim is to present discussions dealing with significant Italian film adaptations from literary materials which greatly exemplify the variety of styles, view-points, and attitudes produced by such an alliance, throughout the different periods. Among the adaptations discussed, are those that have followed trends and critical debates, making them, at times, rather problematic.
Publisher :Cambridge Scholars Publishing Release Date :2020-06-12 ISBN 13:1527554651 Total Pages :475 pages Rating :4.2/5 (527 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Creative Interventions :
Download or Read book Creative Interventions written by Eugenio Bolongaro and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2020-06-12 with total page 475 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Who are “intellectuals”? What do they think their role and function in contemporary society is? Are they on the endangered-species list? Is equating conservatism with conservation becoming their dominant survival strategy? This book is a collection of essays that examines some of the changes in the activities, role, function and self-perception of Italian intellectuals since World War II (two major divides are considered to be the crisis of 1956–7 and the fall of the Berlin Wall). The first section examines some of the most influential figures in the early decades, the second the activities of contemporary intellectuals, a third gives voice to some contemporary writers, a fourth contains some comparative essays about the role of intellectuals in influential contemporary Western cultures and a final section is devoted to some cross-disciplinary forays and reflections on the relevance and possible future directions of these inquiries.
Publisher :Springer Nature Release Date :2020-03-13 ISBN 13:3030316572 Total Pages :316 pages Rating :4.3/5 (3 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Endings in the Cinema :
Download or Read book Endings in the Cinema written by Michael Walker and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-03-13 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This book offers a new way of thinking about film endings. Whereas existing works on the subject concentrate on narrative resolution, this book explores the way film endings blend together a complex of motifs, tropes and other elements to create the sense of an ending—that is, it looks at ‘endings as endings’. Drawing on a wide range of examples taken from films of different periods and national cinemas, the author identifies three key features which structure the work: thresholds and boundaries, water, and, above all, the beach. The beach combines water and a boundary and is the most resonant of the key sites to which film endings gravitate. Although beach endings go back to at least 1910, they have increased markedly in post-classical cinema, and can be found across all genres and in films from many different countries. As the leading example of the book’s argument, they illustrate both the aesthetic richness and the structural complexity of film endings.
Publisher :McFarland Release Date :2014-03-08 ISBN 13:1476614695 Total Pages :208 pages Rating :4.7/5 (476 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Bloody Italy :
Download or Read book Bloody Italy written by Patricia Prandini Buckler and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-03-08 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: These new essays comprise a critical analysis of present-day crime fiction and nonfiction works set in Italy (all of which are available in English). The writers discussed range from Donna Leon and Michael Dibdin to Leonardo Sciascia and Andrea Camilleri. Essays also deal with nonfiction by Roberto Saviano and Douglas Preston. An emerging theme is the corruption of Italian police and judiciary officials and the frustration of officers and politicians trying to work ethically within a flawed system. Many of the works discussed show the struggle of the honest characters to find at least a limited justice for the victims.
Publisher :Bloomsbury Publishing Release Date :2019-07-25 ISBN 13:1839020253 Total Pages :392 pages Rating :4.3/5 (839 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Italian Cinema Book :
Download or Read book The Italian Cinema Book written by Peter Bondanella and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-07-25 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: THE ITALIAN CINEMA BOOK is an essential guide to the most important historical, aesthetic and cultural aspects of Italian cinema, from 1895 to the present day. With contributions from 39 leading international scholars, the book is structured around six chronologically organised sections: THE SILENT ERA (1895–22) THE BIRTH OF THE TALKIES AND THE FASCIST ERA (1922–45) POSTWAR CINEMATIC CULTURE (1945–59) THE GOLDEN AGE OF ITALIAN CINEMA (1960–80) AN AGE OF CRISIS, TRANSITION AND CONSOLIDATION (1981 TO THE PRESENT) NEW DIRECTIONS IN CRITICAL APPROACHES TO ITALIAN CINEMA Acutely aware of the contemporary 'rethinking' of Italian cinema history, Peter Bondanella has brought together a diverse range of essays which represent the cutting edge of Italian film theory and criticism. This provocative collection will provide the film student, scholar or enthusiast with a comprehensive understanding of the major developments in what might be called twentieth-century Italy's greatest and most original art form.