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288 pages
9 x 6 inches
University of Exeter Press
Paperback (May 2004)
ISBN-13 9780859897372
ISBN-10 0859897370
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Italian Cityscapes
Culture and Urban Change in Italy from the 1950s to the Present
edited by Robert Lumley, John Foot and contributions by Laura Maritano, Halldóra Arnardóttir, Mary Louise Lobsinger, Enrica Capussotti, Pippo Ciorra, Nicholas Dines, Abele Longo, Claudia Nocentini, Sergio Pace, Gianfranco Petrillo, Giuliana Pieri, Sandra Ponzanesi, John Foot and Robert Lumley



This book examines the transformation of the Italian city from the 1950s to the present with particular attention to questions of identity, migration and changes in urban culture. It focuses show more

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John Foot is Professor of Modern Italian History at Bristol University.He is the author of Milan since the Miracle: City, Culture and Identity (Berg, 2001) and Modern Italy (Palgrave, 2003). show more

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List of Illustrations, vii; List of Maps, viii; Illustration Acknowledgements, viii; Notes on Contributors, ix; Acknowledgements, xii; Signposts: An Introduction ROBERT LUMLEY AND JOHN FOOT, 1; PART I OVERVIEW, 13; 1 Through the Looking-Glass: Research on the Italian City in Historical Perspective SERGIO PACE, 15; PART II MIGRATION: OLD CITIES, NEW IDENTITIES, 29; 2 The Two Waves: Milan as a City of Immigration, 1955-1995 GIANFRANCO PETRILLO, 31; 3 Revisiting the Coree. Self-construction, Memory and Immigration on the Milanese Periphery, 1950-2000 JOHN FOOT, 46; 4 Immigration, Nationalism and Exclusionary Understandings of Place in Turin LAURA MARITANO, 61; PART III URBAN RENEWAL AND TROUBLED MODERNITY, 75; 5 Architectural Utopias and La Nuova Dimensione: Turin in the 1960s MARY LOUISE LOBSINGER, 77. 6 Architecture and Modernity in Post-war Milan HALLDORA ARNARDOTTIR, 90; 7 Turin after Arte Povera: A New City of Art? ROBERT LUMLEY, 100; 8 Contested Claims to Public Space: The Re-imaging of Naples and the Case of Piazza Plebiscito NICHOLAS DINES, 114; PART IV URBAN FICTIONS: 'HIGH' AND 'LOW', 127; 9 Calvino in Turin: Writer and Editor CLAUDIA NOCENTINI, 129; 10 Crime and the City in the Detective Fiction of Giorgio Scerbanenco GIULIANA PIERI, 144; 11 Imaginary Cities: Space and Identity in Italian Literature of Immigration SANDRA PONZANESI, 156; PART V GREY ZONES: CINEMA AND THE CITY, 167; 12 Scenarios of Modernity: Youth Culture in 1950s Milan ENRICA CAPUSSOTTI, 169; 13 Palermo in the Films of Cipri and Maresco ABELE LONGO, 185; ENDPIECE, 197; 14 Adriati-citta: Notes on a Post-industrial Landscape PIPPO CIORRA, 199; Notes, 204; Index, 237.


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'An innovative collection of essays by an impressive range of contributors. There is a need for this book. It will have several audiences and a wide 'cross-over' appeal.'(Martin Brown, show more

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