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Feminine Feminists free pdf What does it mean to be a woman today in Italy, a country with the lowest birthrate in the world and the heaviest maternal stereotype? Does being a feminist exclude practices of cultural femininity? What are Italian women's cultural productions? These questions are at the centre of In recent years, several books have introduced the American public to Italian women's voices. This volume goes beyond others in its range of theoretical topics and modes, considering cultural practices not only in their popular, material appearance, but also in the disciplines and forms of knowledge that order information and circumscribe behaviour. The essays, all by well-known scholars in Italian studies, reflect the authors' specific critical interests in cinema, fashion, literary texts, feminist theory, and popular culture, past and present. Some address the issue of feminism and femininity in the culture of everyday life, while others examine it in the context of philosophy, ethics, or national identity within a global culture. Some begin with the conviction that performing "femininity" - whether in appearance or in nurturing practices - can be culturally liberating. Others put this notion to the critical test. By situating the problem of femininity within the discussion of feminism, this volume takes on larger issues within feminist discourse. Its bold examination of the component of femininity within the context of women's experiences offers readers rare insight into Italian women's culture, and into the multicultural possibilities of feminism.

About Giovanna Jeffries

Professor Miceli-Jeffrie currently works at the University of Wisconson-Madison.

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Author : Giovanna Jeffries
Publisher : University of Minnesota Press
Data Published : 17 November 1994
ISBN : 0816624798
EAN : 9780816624799
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 296 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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