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The Resource From fascism to democracy : culture and politics in the Italian election of 1948, Robert A. Ventresca, (electronic resource)

From fascism to democracy : culture and politics in the Italian election of 1948, Robert A. Ventresca, (electronic resource)

Label
From fascism to democracy : culture and politics in the Italian election of 1948
Title
From fascism to democracy
Title remainder
culture and politics in the Italian election of 1948
Statement of responsibility
Robert A. Ventresca
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From Fascism to Democracy tells the story of the birth of the post-war Italian political system through the lens of a single event: the Italian national election of 1948, the first parliamentary election of the Republican era. Robert A. Ventresca offers the first comprehensive analysis of this central topic of contemporary Italian and European history. Bringing together the broad political and diplomatic narrative of 1948 with the social and psychological dimensions that determined how ordinary Italians experienced the election campaign, this book is about much more than just a political event. Broad in scope, it is a story about the fall of Fascism and the achievements of the Italian Resistance, Italian political culture, American influence in Italian politics at the start of the Cold War, and the interaction between Italy's secular and religious traditions. From Fascism to Democracy expands on the common understanding of what is 'political' to examine how such factors as popular piety, gender, and historical memory became intertwined with the politics of Italy's fledgling democracy
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ventresca, Robert
Dewey number
324.945/0924
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Toronto Italian studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Italy
  • Catholic Church
  • Italie
  • Église catholique
  • Italy
  • Italie
Label
From fascism to democracy : culture and politics in the Italian election of 1948, Robert A. Ventresca, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-342) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The legacy of fascism : redefining Italy after Mussolini -- Guns, butter, and good ole Yankee know-how : America's crusade to defeat Italian Communism -- Madonnas, miracles, and the pulpit as soapbox : the use of the sacred in the campaign for Christ -- Salerno betrayed : Italian Communism from participation to confrontation -- When politics reaches the altar : Catholic action gets out the vote -- Battle of the senses : the propaganda war -- A free and fair election? : the campaign -- The day after -- Epilogue : politics in a new key or blocked democracy?
Control code
ocn666900991
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 354 pages, [16] pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442675070
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666900991
Label
From fascism to democracy : culture and politics in the Italian election of 1948, Robert A. Ventresca, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-342) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The legacy of fascism : redefining Italy after Mussolini -- Guns, butter, and good ole Yankee know-how : America's crusade to defeat Italian Communism -- Madonnas, miracles, and the pulpit as soapbox : the use of the sacred in the campaign for Christ -- Salerno betrayed : Italian Communism from participation to confrontation -- When politics reaches the altar : Catholic action gets out the vote -- Battle of the senses : the propaganda war -- A free and fair election? : the campaign -- The day after -- Epilogue : politics in a new key or blocked democracy?
Control code
ocn666900991
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 354 pages, [16] pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442675070
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666900991

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