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Pinocchio Effect On Making Italians, 1860-1920

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ISBN-10: 0226774481

ISBN-13: 9780226774480

Edition: 2007

Authors: Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg

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Soon after the disparate states of the Italian peninsula unified in the 1860s to create a single nation, the nationalist Massimo D’Azeglio is said to have remarked, “We have made Italy, now we have to make Italians.”The Pinocchio Effectdraws on a remarkably broad array of sources to trace this making of a modern national identity in Italy, a subject that remains strikingly understudied in the English-speaking world of Italian studies. Taking as her guiding metaphor the character of Pinocchio—a national icon made famous in 1881 by the eponymous children’s book—Susan Stewart-Steinberg argues that just like the renowned puppet, modern Italians were caught in a complex interplay between freely…    
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Book details

List price: $58.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 1/15/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.30" long x 1.20" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Italian Studies at Brown University.

List of Illustrations
The Pinocchio Effect: On Autonomy and Influence
The Secret Power of Suggestion: Scipio Sighele's Succubal Subject
The Queen and the Deputy: The Representative Politics of Matilde Serao's La Conquista di Roma
Love's Gravity: The Perverse Gymnastics of Edmondo De Amicis
An Unwritable Law of Maternal Love: The Infanticide Debate
In a Dark Continent: Cesare Lombroso's Other Italy
Social Maria: The Scientific Feminism of Maria Montessori
Maria Montessori: The Writing Subject
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