Politica ed emozioni nella storia d’Italia: dal 1848 ad oggi

Translated title of the contribution: Politics and Emotions in Italian History:: From 1848 to Today

Penelope Morris, Francesco Ricatti, Mark Seymour

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History has always been an emotional subtext, but the habits and methods of discipline and the idea of ​​eminently subjective nature of emotion have long induced historians to leave the study of this sphere to experts in other areas. In recent decades, however, the tendency to interdisciplinary collaboration, with the consequent evanescence of traditional fences, developments in feminist historiography and oral history have encouraged a growing historiographic interest in the diachronic study of human emotions.

The 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy represented, from this point of view, a great opportunity to present a new set of research, but also to suggest new perspectives from which to look at Italian political history, putting in the center the Relationship between emotions and power. Following some crucial passages of national history, from the revolution of 1848-1849 and from the Risorgimento, crossing the political events of the early twentieth century, fascism, republican Italy, to arrive to our day, the essays collected in this volume try to To reflect on the role of emotions in the life of the Italian nation in an attempt to show not only the emotional nature of politics but also the political character of emotions.
Translated title of the contributionPolitics and Emotions in Italian History:: From 1848 to Today
Original languageItalian
Place of PublicationItaly
Number of pages312
ISBN (Electronic)9788883349560
ISBN (Print)9788883346989
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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NameThe Books of Viella

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