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Title Aesthetic Modernism and Masculinity in Fascist Italy.
Imprint Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (233 pages)
Series Popular Culture and World Politics
Popular culture and world politics.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-212) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Fascism and art -- Italy -- History -- 20th century.
Masculinity in art.
Modernism (Aesthetics) -- Italy.
Arts, Italian -- 20th century.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Front Cover; Aesthetic Modernism and Masculinity in Fascist Italy; Copyright Page; Contents; List of illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction: beyond virility; 1 Fascism, modernism, and the contradictions of capitalism; 2 Pirandello fascista?: modernism and the theater of masculinity; 3 The dandy, the mystic, and the Tonalists: Italian modernistpainting and the male body; 4 "A glimpse through an interstice caught": fascism and MarioCastelnuovo-Tedesco's "Calamus" songs; 5 Giorgio Bassani and "Italian 'queers' of the 1930s"; Conclusion: "beyond" fascism?; Notes; Bibliography; 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.
Other Title Print version: Champagne, John. Aesthetic Modernism and Masculinity in Fascist Italy. Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2012 9780415528627