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Masculinity and Italian CinemaSexual Politics, Social Conflict and Male Crisis in the 1970s$
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Sergio Rigoletto

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780748654543

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748654543.001.0001

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Male Crisis:

Male Crisis:

Between Apocalypse and Nostalgia

(p.14) 2. Male Crisis
Masculinity and Italian Cinema

Sergio Rigoletto

Edinburgh University Press

It examines the rhetoric of male crisis in a group of Italian films that were made in response to the recent advancement of feminism in Italian society, including The Last Woman (1976), Bye Bye Monkey (1978) and City of Women (1980). The chapter focuses in particular on the apocalyptic imagery of these films. It examines the way this apocalyptic imagery is constructed, the desires and aspirations that it conceals, and the expression of specific male anxieties in accommodating social change.

Keywords:   Crisis, Ferreri, Fellini, Child, Woman

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