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Fascist Spectacle

The Aesthetics of Power in Mussolini"s Italy (Studies on the History of Society and Culture)

by Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi

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  • 16 Currently reading

Published by University of California Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • European history: from c 1900 -,
  • Fascism & Nazism,
  • Social history,
  • Warfare & Defence,
  • Social Science,
  • Modern - 20th Century,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World,
  • Italy,
  • Europe - Italy,
  • History / General,
  • Sociology - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages319
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7711055M
    ISBN 100520226771
    ISBN 109780520226777

      The ritual is shown in the book “Fascist Spectacle: The Aesthetics of Power in Mussolini’s Italy” by Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi (), p. in a photograph with this notation: “Figure Schoolchildren saluting the flag (“The Promise to the Fatherland,” by Stagnoli).”. Book Reviews Making the Fascist Self: The Political Culture of Interwar Italy. By Mabel Berezin. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, Pp. xiv+ $ (cloth); $ Fascist Spectacle: The Aesthetics of Power in Mussolini's Italy. By Simon‐etta Falasca‐Zamponi. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press,

    Fascist Spectacle: The Aesthetics of Power in Mussolini’s Italy by Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’ve always been a student of history when I read and fascinated by fascism, nationalism, racism, and the like so this year in honor of Donald J. Trump I wanted to learn more about Benito Mussolini. Her book, Fascist Spectacle: The Aesthetics of Power in Mussolini’s Italy, for example, employed the category of “aesthetic politics” to analyze the role that symbolic discourse -- in the guise of myths, rituals, images and speeches – played in the making of the fascist regime and the construction of Mussolini’s power.

    Fascism is a book edited by political theorist Roger was published by Oxford University Press in as a page paperback. It is a reader in the Oxford Readers series, which assembles the writings of various authors on the topic of fascism and the serves as an English-language source book to introduce readers to pre-fascist anti-liberalism, interwar Publisher: Oxford University Press. The Era Fascista ("Fascist Era") was a calendar era (year numbering) used in Fascist March on Rome, or more precisely the accession of Mussolini as prime minister on 29 October , is day 1 of Anno I of the Era calendar was introduced in and became official in Anno V (). Each year of the Era Fascista was an Anno Fascista, abbreviated A.F.


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Fascist Spectacle by Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi Download PDF EPUB FB2

Fascist Spectacle addresses the roles of art, culture, symbols, consumerism and war in Italian society during Mussolini’s reign. The author is less interested in the realities of these topics than she is in the discourse surrounding them during this era. She views these areas of discourse (rituals, myths and images), Cited by:   Fascist Spectacle: The Aesthetics of Power in Mussolini's Italy.

This richly textured cultural history of Italian fascism traces the narrative path that accompanied the making of the regime and the construction of Mussolini's power.

Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi reads fascist myths, rituals, images, and speeches as texts that tell the story of fascism/5. In Fascist Spectacle: The Aesthetics of Power in Mussolini’s Italy, Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi explores the portrayal of authority and power in Fascist Italy.

Fascist Spectacle addresses the roles of art, culture, symbols, consumerism and war in Italian society during Mussolini’s reign.5/5(2). This book takes the power of discourse, including its nonlinguistic forms (rituals, myths, and images), as an essential element in the formation of the fascist regime's self-identity, the construction of its goals and definition of ends, the making of its power By examining cults, symbols, and speeches, Author: Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi.

Fascist Spectacle: The Aesthetics of Power in Mussolini's Italy. This richly textured cultural history of Italian fascism traces the narrative path that accompanied the making of the regime and the construction of Mussolini's power.

Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi reads fascist myths, rituals, images, and speeches as texts that tell the story of fascism. This richly textured cultural history of Italian fascism traces the narrative path that accompanied the making of the regime and the construction of.

Fascist Spectacle traces the narrative path that accompanied the making of the fascist regime and the construction of Mussolini's power, arguing that aesthetic notions of politics guided fascist power's historical unfolding.

Fascist Spectacle is a valuable book from a sociologist who is quite theoretical but also very, very attentive to how policies play out in daily life and to.

"An excellent and timely book. The idea of studying Italiam fascism as a 'society of the spectacle' that used symbols, rituals, and a cult of the leader to create itself as it unfolded is a brilliant stroke."--Walter L. Adamson, author of "Avant-Garde 5/5(2). Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi.

Fascist Spectacle: The Aesthetics of Power in Mussolini's Italy. Berkeley: University of California Press, xi + pp. $ (paper), ISBN Reviewed by Federico Caprotti (School of Geography and the Environment and St. Antony's College, University of Oxford) Published on H-Italy (April, ) Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi's book.

Italian Fascism Between Ideology and Spectacle. Introduction: In Aprila disturbing scene was played out at a petrol station in Piazzale Loreto, in central Milan. Mussolini's body was displayed for all to see, hanging upside down, together with those of other fascists and of Claretta Petacci, his : Federico Caprotti.

About the Book This richly textured cultural history of Italian fascism traces the narrative path that accompanied the making of the regime and the construction of Mussolini's power. Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi reads fascist myths, rituals, images, and speeches as texts that tell the story of fascism.

As the leader of the powerful Fascist party in an Italy on the verge of civil war, he came to power by threatening a violent coup, the “March on Rome.” Supported by s Fascist supporters waiting just outside Rome, some armed with farm tools, Mussolini was confidently, if naively prepared to face the Italian armed forces.

Surprisingly, when I looked up who wrote the prayer, I learned Mussolini was the author. Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi, in her book, Fascist Spectacle: The Aesthetics of Power in Mussolini’s Italy, explains that these lines are actually from a speech Mussolini made to imitate the structure of a prayer.

Mussolini words were part of a larger intention. In Fascist Spectacle: The Aesthetics of Power in Mussolini’s Italy, Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi explores the portrayal of authority and power in Fascist Italy. Fascist Spectacle addresses the roles of art, culture, symbols, consumerism and war in Italian society during Mussolini’s reign.

The author is less interested in the realities of these Reviews: 2. Lewis wrote the book during the Great Depression, when mass unemployment, failing farms, and poverty made Americans vulnerable, Lewis thought, to the type of populist fascist demagogue that had seized control in Italy and Germany.

This book is the result of long and often difficult research and theorizing on the relation between fascism and aesthetics. I want to thank the numerous. The meshing of the sacred with the profane endowed bread with a plethora of superimposed, ambivalent, and overcharged meanings, which the regime fully exploited.” ― Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi, Fascist Spectacle: The Aesthetics of Power in Mussolini's Italy.4/5.

"An excellent and timely book. The idea of studying Italiam fascism as a 'society of the spectacle' that used symbols, rituals, and a cult of the leader to create itself as it unfolded is a brilliant stroke."--Walter L.

Adamson, author of /5(34). Get this from a library. Fascist spectacle: the aesthetics of power in Mussolini's Italy.

[Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi] -- At the end of Octoberin a whirlwind of events and unexpected circumstances, Benito Mussolini became prime minister of Italy. For the next twenty years, he dominated Italy as a cult hero and. "The focus on Fascist spectacle is intrinsically interesting, and Mabel Berezin's cultural analysis reflects cutting-edge developments in cultural sociology." David Kertzer "Making the Fascist Self is an exciting contribution to historical sociology and the politics of culture.

Mabel Berezin sheds new light on Italian fascism, on the Brand: Cornell University Press. This richly textured cultural history of Italian fascism traces the narrative path that accompanied the making of the regime and the construction of Mussolini's power. Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi reads fascist myths, rituals, images, and speeches as ."An excellent and timely book.

The idea of studying Italiam fascism as a 'society of the spectacle' that used symbols, rituals, and a cult of the leader to create itself as it unfolded is a brilliant stroke."--Walter L. Adamson, author of "Avant-Garde Florence: From Modernism to Fascism"Brand: Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi.