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Fascist Modernities: Italy, 1922-1945 (Studies on the History of Society and Culture Book 42) by [Ruth Ben-Ghiat]

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Fascist Modernities: Italy, 1922-1945 (Studies on the History of Society and Culture Book 42) 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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"More than a history of Fascist culture, a richly documented and thorough chronicle of the relationship between the regime and culture."--"New York Review of Books --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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Ruth Ben-Ghiat's Fascist Modernities: Italy 1922-1945 is among the very best analyses of Fascist culture in any language. Based on a truly amazing amount of research, this volume traces the first stirrings of a generation of Italian writers and film directors who would pass from Fascism through the Resistance to militancy in the Communist, Socialist, Action, and Christian Democratic parties and then beyond into the new Italy of the 'economic miracle.'--Alexander De Grand, author of Bottai e la cultura fascista

A superb and original work of scholarship, Fascist Modernities give us a startling new picture of the Italian fascist period and its cultural politics, as well as remarkable new analyses of Italian fascist anti-Semitism and of the relation between Italy's colonial aspirations and conquests and its modernizing schemes. Most impressive of all, Ben-Ghiat single-handedly changes our understanding of the place of realism in Italian literary history and in twentieth-century cinema.--Barbara Spackman, author of Fascist Virilities: Rhetoric, Ideology and Social Fantasy in Italy

Ruth Ben-Ghiat's book is an important contribution to the history of fascist culture, showing the complex ways in which fascism used intellectuals and intellectuals used fascism.--Alexander Stille, author of Benevolence and Betrayal: Five Italian-Jewish Families Under Fascism --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B003EEN36W
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ University of California Press; 1st edition (2 January 2001)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3746 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 334 pages
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Ruth Ben-Ghiat is a historian and political commentator on fascism, authoritarian leaders, propaganda, and threats to democracy in America and around the world. Growing up in Pacific Palisades, California, where Thomas Mann and other well-known exiles from Nazism relocated, sparked her interest in these subjects. The recipient of Guggenheim, Fulbright, and other fellowships, she is author or editor of seven books and over 100 op-eds and essays in CNN, The Atlantic, the Washington Post, and other outlets. She's Professor of History and Italian Studies at New York University, and Advisor to Protect Democracy. Follow her on Twitter @ruthbenghiat

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