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Fascist Spectacle: Aesthetics of Power Mussolini's Italy

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This richly textured cultural history of Italian fascism traces the narrative path that accompanied the making of the regime and the construction of Mussolini's power. Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi reads fascist myths, rituals, images, and speeches as texts that tell the story of fascism. Linking Mussolini's elaboration of a new ruling style to the shaping of the regime's identity, she finds that in searching for symbolic means and forms that would represent its political novelty, fascism in fact brought itself into being, creating its own power and history.

Falasca-Zamponi argues that an aesthetically founded notion of politics guided fascist power's historical unfolding and determined the fascist regime's violent understanding of social relations, its desensitized and dehumanized claims to creation, its privileging of form over ethical norms, and ultimately its truly totalitarian nature.

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A cultural/sociological study of the aesthetics of fascist power in Mussolini's Italy, 1919-1940.

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"An excellent and timely book. The idea of studying Italiam fascism as a 'society of the spectacle' that used symbols, rituals, and a cult of the leader to create itself as it unfolded is a brilliant stroke."—Walter L. Adamson, author of Avant-Garde Florence: From Modernism to Fascism

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Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi is Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520226777
Author:
Falasca-Zamponi, Simonetta
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Falasca-Zamponi, Simonetta
Location:
Berkeley
Subject:
General
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
History & Theory - Radical Thought
Subject:
Fascism
Subject:
Fascism and culture.
Subject:
Aesthetics, Italian.
Subject:
Italie
Subject:
Fascisme
Subject:
Fascisme et culture
Subject:
Esthâetique fasciste
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
World History-Italy
Edition Number:
1st. pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Studies on the history of society and culture ;
Series Volume:
1428
Publication Date:
20000831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
21 b/w photographs
Pages:
314
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 17 oz

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"An excellent and timely book. The idea of studying Italiam fascism as a 'society of the spectacle' that used symbols, rituals, and a cult of the leader to create itself as it unfolded is a brilliant stroke."—Walter L. Adamson, author of Avant-Garde Florence: From Modernism to Fascism
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