Culture and Customs of Italy

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2005 - 246 pagine
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Americans have a voracious appetite for Italy. It remains a primary destination for travel, art history, cuisine, and more. Like no other source, Culture and Customs of Italy engagingly explains the scope of Italy and Italians today to students and general readers in one volume. As well, this book provides the needed context to understand the enormous contributions of Italian Americans in shaping the cultural heritage and current popular culture of the United States.

It clearly summarizes the land, people, and history and relates the highlights of a culture that has excelled in so many areas, such as food, sports, literature, the arts, architecture and design, and cinema. The powerful roles of religion and thought, family and gender, holidays, leisure, and media in Italian life are treated in-depth in individual chapters as well. Crucial regional aspects and historical framing of all topics add to the authoritativeness. A chronology, glossary, photos, and maps round out the coverage.

 

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Following a 40-page history of Italy, Killinger (history, Valencia Community Coll.; The History of Italy ) here delves into an exploration of 20th-century Italian culture. The eight chapters of this ... Leggi recensione completa

Indice

The Land People and History
1
Religion and Thought
41
Marriage Gender and Family
71
Holidays Saints Days Festivals and Food
91
Leisure Activities and Sport
119
Literature
137
The Performing Arts
155
Art Architecture and Design
177
Cinema and Mass Media
199
Glossary
221
Bibliography
227
Index
235
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Informazioni sull'autore (2005)

CHARLES KILLINGER is Professor of History at Valencia Community College, Orlando, Florida, and the author of The History of Italy (Greenwood, 2002).

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