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Author Champagne, John.

Title Aesthetic modernism and masculinity in fascist Italy [electronic resource] / John Champagne.

Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2013.

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 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description viii, 221 p. : ill.
Series Popular culture and world politics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 198-212) and index.
Summary "Aesthetic Modernism and Masculinity in Fascist Italy is an interdisciplinary historical re-reading of a series of representative texts that complicate our current understanding of the portrayal of masculinity in the Italian fascist era. Examining paintings, films, music and literature in light of some of the ideological and material contradictions that animated the regime, it argues that fascist masculinity was itself highly contradictory. It brings to the fore works that have tended to be under-studied, and argues that, while fascist inclusive strategies of patronage worked to bind artists to the regime, an official policy of non-interference may inadvertently have opened up a space whereby the arts expressed a more complicated and contestatory view of masculinity than the one proffered by kitsch photos of a bare-chested Mussolini skiing. Champagne seeks to evaluate how the aesthetic analysis of the artifacts explored offer a more sophisticated and nuanced understanding of what world politics is, what is at stake when something like 'masculinity' is rendered as being an element of world politics, and how such an understanding differs from more orthodox 'cultural' analyses common to international relations.Providing a significant contribution to understandings of representations of masculinities in modernist art, this work will be of great interest to students and scholars of gender studies, queer studies, political science, Italian studies and art history. "-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Fascism and art -- Italy -- History -- 20th century.
Masculinity in art.
Modernism (Aesthetics) -- Italy.
Arts, Italian -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780415528627 (hardback)
9780203101964 (e-book)

 
    
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