Women’s work in Italy 1945-65: in oral history and film

Derounian, Flora Women’s work in Italy 1945-65: in oral history and film. Intellect, Bristol. (Accepted)

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This book studies representations and oral histories of women’s work in post-World War Two Italy in films and interviews. It focuses its enquiry on three sectors: rice weeding, made-to-measure fashion, and religious work. The book is organised into three distinct sections on mondine, sarte, and religiose. Each section is divided into three parts, including a brief contextual introduction, a chapter on filmic representations, and another on oral histories. Drawing on theories of cultural and collective memory, this book asks how women’s work is remembered and why. The goal of this research is to assess how women’s work interacted with wider social and political currents between 1945 and 1965.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: Women's work, Italian history, labour history, oral history, collective memory, interview, film studies, gender studies
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Arts and Humanities > Sussex Centre for Language Studies
Subjects: D History > DG History of Italy
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labour > HD4801 Labour. Work. Working class
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ1101 Women. Feminism
Depositing User: Flora Derounian
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2019 11:00
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2022 14:23
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/88308
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