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The Years of Alienation in Italy

Factory and Asylum Between the Economic Miracle and the Years of Lead

Editors: Diazzi, Alessandra, Sforza Tarabochia, Alvise (Eds.)

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  • Addresses for the first time, from an interdisciplinary perspective informed by cultural studies, the political and cultural meaning(s) the notion of alienation took in Italy, taking the national context as a paradigmatic case study
  • Tackles the long-lasting debate on Italian asylums from a novel perspective, proposing to read this revolution in the light of a broader social, cultural, and above all political debate on personal freedom and social control
  • Relates the representation of alienation in this Italian period to broader theories of the concept across media, time periods, and geography
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The Years of Alienation in Italy offers an interdisciplinary overview of the socio-political, psychological, philosophical, and cultural meanings that the notion of alienation took on in Italy between the 1960s and the 1970s. It addresses alienation as a social condition of estrangement caused by the capitalist system, a pathological state of the mind and an ontological condition of subjectivity. Contributors to the edited volume explore the pervasive influence this multifarious concept had on literature, cinema, architecture, and photography in Italy. The collection also theoretically reassesses the notion of alienation from a novel perspective, employing Italy as a paradigmatic case study in its pioneering role in the revolution of mental health care and factory work during these two decades.

About the authors

Alessandra Diazzi is Lecturer in Italian at the University of Manchester, UK. Her work focuses primarily on the reception of psychoanalysis in Italian culture, with a particular focus on the relationship between psychoanalysis and impegno in Italy. She has published articles on contemporary Italian literature and cinema.

Alvise Sforza Tarabochia is Lecturer in Italian at the University of Kent, UK. His research encompasses visual culture and psychiatry in Italy. He has published a monograph on the theoretical implications of Basaglia’s thought, as well as articles on Italian literature, biopolitics, visual culture, and psychoanalysis.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction: Social and Mental Alienation in Italy Between the Economic Miracle and the Years of Lead

    Pages 1-40

    Diazzi, Alessandra (et al.)

  • Into the De/Construction of the Psychiatric Space

    Pages 43-59

    Sorbo, Emanuela

  • Doctor in Slaughter: Emilio De Rossignoli’s Dialectic of Enlightenment

    Pages 61-75

    Camilletti, Fabio

  • Volponi–Ottieri–Olivetti and the Ills of Homo industrialis: Returning to a “Civiltà della natura” as a Questionable Antidote to the Urban–Industrial Malaise

    Pages 79-96

    Best, David Albert

  • “Sentirsi Scorticati Vivi.” The Theme of Alienation in Ottiero Ottieri’s Works

    Pages 97-114

    Maio, Fabrizio

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eBook $84.99
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  • Due: June 11, 2019
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Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-15149-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Years of Alienation in Italy
Book Subtitle
Factory and Asylum Between the Economic Miracle and the Years of Lead
Editors
  • Alessandra Diazzi
  • Alvise Sforza Tarabochia
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-15150-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-15150-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-15149-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 248
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