Modern Italy in Magazines: Women, Modernity and Ideas about Social Change in the 1960s

Free Public Lecture

Modern Italy in Magazines: Women, Modernity and Ideas about Social Change in the 1960s

Level 1 Room 156, Professors Walk, Arts West
Arts West

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Italy’s post-war ‘economic miracle’ brought dramatic changes to the lives of all Italians. For women these changes were, in many ways, revolutionary. Italy’s mass culture boom provided women with information and a range of opinions on their changing role in society, which both challenged and reinforced the influence of the family, state and church. Young Italian women had a whole new world before them, and magazines provided information and ideas about it. This lecture examines the distribution of different magazines by class and region to explore Italian women’s access to ideas about the modern world.

Presenter

  • Dr Emma Barron
    Dr Emma Barron, European Film and History, Department of History