This rigorously compiled A-Z volume offers rich, readable coverage of the diverse forms of post-1945 Italian culture. With over 900 entries by international contributors, this volume is genuinely interdisciplinary in character, treating traditional political, economic, and legal concerns, with a particular emphasis on neglected areas of popular culture. Entries range from short definitions, histories or biographies to longer overviews covering themes, movements, institutions and personalities, from advertising to fascism, and Pirelli to Zeffirelli.
The Encyclopedia aims to inform and inspire both teachers and students in the following fields:
*Italian language and literature
*Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
*Media and Cultural Studies
*Business and Management
*Art and Design
It is extensively cross-referenced, has a thematic contents list and suggestions for further reading.
'Indeed as a source of reference this new Routledge encyclopedia is indispensable' - Rivista 377 [Summer 2000]
'With more than 1000 entries, this title makes an excellent bookend to The Italian American Experience. Recommended for all libraries.' - Library Journal [July 2000]
'While accessible to the general reader, this unique work serves as a gateway for any scholar delving into the world of modern Italian culture. It is highly recommended. - American reference Books Annual 2000 Edition
'The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Italian Culture meets the needs of both the more specialised and general reader, and is well worth a place in any general or specialist reference collection.' - Reference Reviews Volume 14, Number 7, 2000
'The newest edition to Routledge's Encyclopedias of Contemporary Culture series is a useful reference for all things Italian in the post-1945 era. Recommended for any academic or large public library with users needing expanded reference coverage of Italy.' - Booklist [November 2000]
'Comprehensive 744-page guide to many artists, writers and thinkers' - The Philapelphia Inquirer
' ...as a source of reference this new Routledge encyclopedia is indispensable. Furthermore it should be studied by all those who influence policy in the fields of politics, commerce and public opinion, for it provides insights into the richness and complexity of life in contemporary Italy.'- Rivista