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The Resource Italian vices : nation and character from the Risorgimento to the republic, Silvana Patriarca

Italian vices : nation and character from the Risorgimento to the republic, Silvana Patriarca

Label
Italian vices : nation and character from the Risorgimento to the republic
Title
Italian vices
Title remainder
nation and character from the Risorgimento to the republic
Statement of responsibility
Silvana Patriarca
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Why do Italians believe that they have a national character and that this character is a major reason for their political woes? Why is their self-image so frequently derogatory? In this meticulous new study of the role of national character in Italian political and social discourse, Silvana Patriarca reconstructs the genealogy of a pervasive idea in the culture of modern Italy. Using sources ranging from political pamphlets to newspapers and films, this book shows how self-representations of national character and its vices were shaped by foreign perceptions and stereotypes, internal political struggles, and changing intellectual paradigms. Investigating the politics of these representations, their ideological content, and their uses, the author recasts the study of Italian patriotism and nationalism as discourses and sheds new light on Italian political culture and on the rhetoric of nationalism more generally"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Patriarca, Silvana
Dewey number
945.091
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DG442
LC item number
.P327 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, Italian
  • Political culture
  • Politics and culture
  • Nationalism
  • Italy
Label
Italian vices : nation and character from the Risorgimento to the republic, Silvana Patriarca
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Indolence and regeneration -- Making citizens of character -- Latin individualism in the age of empire -- Virtues of war : Italian character "tested" and "revealed" -- "A difficult substance to modify" -- "Autobiographies" of the nation -- "Good people"? -- "Italians, that's the way we are"
Control code
440283138
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 278 pages
Isbn
9780521761017
Lccn
2009039352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)440283138
Label
Italian vices : nation and character from the Risorgimento to the republic, Silvana Patriarca
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Indolence and regeneration -- Making citizens of character -- Latin individualism in the age of empire -- Virtues of war : Italian character "tested" and "revealed" -- "A difficult substance to modify" -- "Autobiographies" of the nation -- "Good people"? -- "Italians, that's the way we are"
Control code
440283138
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 278 pages
Isbn
9780521761017
Lccn
2009039352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)440283138

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