Women, Feminism and Italian Cinema:Archives from a Film Culture

Missero, Dalila (2021) Women, Feminism and Italian Cinema:Archives from a Film Culture. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh. ISBN 9781474463249

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Represents the first comprehensive reconstruction of Italian women’s film cultures of the 1960s and ‘70s Provides an innovative, intersectional feminist methodology to cinema history, adopting stand-point theory, archival theory and addressing questions of nostalgia and anachronism Case studies enrich the understanding of cinema’s socio-cultural role in Italy, and addressing, in an engaging way, key concerns for feminist cinema history Through an emphasis on women’s affective and active relationship with cinema, the book offers an innovative, holistic approach that covers aspects of consumption, representation, and production Investigates, for the first time, the relationship between Italian second-wave feminism and mainstream cinema, with a comparative perspective with other national contexts Italian cinema experienced its peak of domestic and international popularity in the years between the ‘economic miracle’ of the late 1950s and the social and political turmoil of the 1970s. But how did the growing development of the feminist movement in this period impact on Italian film culture? And what role did that film culture play in women’s lives?

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