Transmissions of Memory: Echoes, Traumas and Nostalgia in Post-World War II Italian Culture

“… each of the well-researched, interdisciplinary chapters presents clear arguments as well as a variety of perspectives. Consequently, academics in various fields in the humanities and social sciences will find something of interest in its pages. …

it is a valuable contribution to academic literature on various interdisciplinary topics in areas such as cultural memory, trauma, and nostalgia.” (Eric Martone, Modern Italy)

Transmissions of Memory: Echoes, Traumas, and Nostalgia in Post–World War II Italian Culture deals with films, poetry, fiction, architecture, autobiographical writing, and social media, to discuss cultural memory and hence, transforming cultures. The book is divided into three sections that analyze Italian culture from World War II to the present: cultural transmissions, fractured memories, and nostalgia. Through a variety of perspectives, the chapters present a vision of memory transmission that emphasises empowerment, resilience, and agency—individual or collective—as key concepts for approaching and understanding present and future.

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https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781683931447/Transmissions-of-Memory-Echoes-Traumas-and-Nostalgia-in-Post–World-War-II-Italian-Culture