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Masculinity and Italian Cinema: Sexual Politics, Social Conflict and Male Crisis in the 1970s

Sergio Rigoletto


Italian cinema has traditionally used the trope of an inadequate man in crisis to reflect on the country’s many social and political upheavals. Masculinity and Italian Cinema takes the 1970s as an especially instructive period for rethinking the concept of male crisis in Italian cinema. The 1970s were a decade of innovation and challenging work for Italian cinema, one that was marked by radicalism and heated debates about the function of cinema as a political medium and as a mass cultural phenomenon. This book shows that these were years in which a wide-ranging redefinition of masculinity took ... More

Keywords: Masculinity, Italian, Sexuality, Crisis, 1968, Feminism, Queer, Gay

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780748654543
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748654543.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sergio Rigoletto, author
University of Oregon