Postmodern Impegno - Impegno postmoderno: Ethics and Commitment in Contemporary Italian Culture - Etica e engagement nella cultura italiana contemporanea - Italian Modernities 4 (Paperback)
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Postmodern Impegno - Impegno postmoderno: Ethics and Commitment in Contemporary Italian Culture - Etica e engagement nella cultura italiana contemporanea - Italian Modernities 4 (Paperback)

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This book challenges widespread and largely negative assumptions about Italian postmodernism and postmodernism in general. It considers contemporary Italian culture as a particularly interesting testing-ground for pluriform struggles of an ethical or political kind, struggles which build upon, whilst rejecting the essentialist assumptions behind, conventional notions of artistic commitment, or impegno.
Drawing on a variety of cultural fields and artistic media - from cinema to the literary genres of autobiography, romance and the giallo; from feminism to pensiero debole; from theatrical performance to shared practices of cultural memory - the volume charts instances of ethical commitment and emancipatory social and political intervention in Italian culture within a post-ideological and post-hegemonic framework, siding with a more constructive and less `apocalyptic' analysis of the cultural climate of the past two decades in Italy. This balancing act is described by the contributors as `postmodern impegno'. The authors, artists and thinkers discussed in the essays include, among others, Eraldo Affinati, Adriana Cavarero, Marco Tullio Giordana, Carlo Lucarelli, Nanni Moretti, Marco Paolini, Roberto Saviano, Gianni Vattimo and Antonio Tabucchi.
Questo libro mette in discussione la diffusa posizione critica che tende a svalutare l'esperienza culturale della postmodernita e del postmodernismo in Italia. Il contesto italiano contemporaneo e di fatto un esempio quanto mai interessante e sintomatico per il definirsi di forme plurali e non monologiche di impegno politico-culturale, che pur rifiutando forme di assolutismo o essenzialismo epistemico o ideologico, mantengono fede a una consolidata tradizione di engagement artistico.
Partendo dall'analisi di vari generi e strategie discorsive - cinema, teatro, filosofia, letteratura di genere (romance, giallo, autobiografia) o di denuncia - e di vari autori - Eraldo Affinati, Adriana Cavarero, Marco Tullio Giordana, Carlo Lucarelli, Nanni Moretti, Marco Paolini, Roberto Saviano, Antonio Tabucchi, Gianni Vattimo, e altri - questo volume raccoglie e analizza esempi di impegno etico e di intervento socio-politico all'interno di una prospettiva post-ideologica e post-egemonica, proponendo una visione piu costruttiva e meno "apocalittica" del clima culturale generale degli ultimi vent'anni in Italia.

Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
ISBN: 9783034301251
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 224 x 150 x 20 mm
Edition: New edition

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