The Pinocchio Effect: On Making Italians, 1860-1920 (Hardback)Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg (author)
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Featuring deft readings of the period's most important Italian cultural and social thinkers - including the theorist of mass psychology Scipio Sighele, the authors Matilde Serao and Edmondo De Amicis, the criminologist Cesare Lombroso, and the pedagogue Maria Montessori - Stewart-Steinberg's richly multidisciplinary book will set a new standard in Italian studies.
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 936 g
Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 3 mm
"This is a brilliant work from beginning to end, and it will take up a previously empty place on our bookshelves as a strikingly original diagnosis of Italian modernity. Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg uncovers a wealth of fin-de-siecle obsessions with the ways that bodies were measured and disciplined, attached to apparatuses, and made to move autonomously. The result is a fresh contribution to both the field of Italian studies and a psychoanalytically informed theory of ideology and its workings." - Barbara Spackman, University of California, Berkeley"
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