Queer Italy: Contexts, Antecedents and Representation

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Queer Italy is the first multi-methodological inquiry into the historical, political and representational contexts behind the current plea for civil unions that queers advocate in Italy. Concerned with the links between identity, subjectivity and sexuality in Italy, this book opens Italian studies to previously neglected discussion of queer and migrant subjectivities. The author applies Lacanian film analysis and auto-ethnographic passages to question the uses of queer politics in Italy. Accessible and comprehensive, this is an ideal text for undergraduate and graduate courses on Italian culture, cultural studies and film studies.
 

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Contents

Writing Queer in the Confines
25
Womens Voices from the Risorgimento
43
Gay and Lesbian Activism from Homophiles
77
From Fragmentation to Unification
117
Redefining the Meanings of Marriage and Family
149
Inversion Defiance and Activism in Italian Film
189
Conclusion
235
Notes
253
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About the author (2007)

The Author: Miguel Andrés Malagreca is an independent researcher for the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. A trained Lacanian psychoanalyst and former Tinker and Fulbright Grantee, he received his Ph.D. in communications research from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The author of numerous journal articles, he is editor of Aesthethika and co-editor of Globalizing Cultural Studies: Ethnographic Interventions in Theory, Method and Policy (Peter Lang, forthcoming).

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