Gender, Family and Sexuality: The Private Sphere in Italy, 1860-1945

Authors: Willson, P.

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This lively collection of essays presents a range of innovative research on the history of the private sphere in Liberal and Fascist Italy, with a particular focus on sexuality, gender and race - all aspects which have received scarce attention in much of the existing historiography. It includes articles on foundlings and their mothers, the role of midwives, changing attitudes to sexuality, adultery trials, the Fascist persecution of homosexuals, debates about divorce and (going beyond Italy to its empire) the treatment of mixed race children and their mothers in Eritrea. Key themes of this collection include the contrasting attitudes of the Liberal and Fascist governments to the role of the state in the private sphere, the influence of the Church and the impact of new 'scientific' and medical approaches to maternity, sexuality and demography.

About the authors

B. ARMANI Researcher and Writer G. BARRERA Archivist, Direzione Generale per gli Archivi di Stato, Rome, Italy M. R. EBNER Researcher M. GIBSON Professor of History, John Jay College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, USA A. GISSI Lecturer, University of Naples L'Orientale, Italy A. H. CAESAR Professor of Italian, University of Warwick, UK D. RIZZO Editorial Secretary of Quaderni Storici, Lecturer, University of Naples L'Orientale, Italy M. SEYMOUR Lecturer, Rome Campus of Trinity College, Connecticut, USA A. TAPANINEN Planning Officer, Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, Finland B. P. F. WANROOIJ Lecturer, Georgetown University, Washington DC, and Syracuse University, New York, USA

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: Gender and the Private Sphere in Liberal and Fascist Italy

    Willson, Perry

    Pages 1-19

  • Marriage on Trial: Adultery in Nineteenth-Century Rome

    Rizzo, Domenico

    Pages 20-36

  • Till Death Do Them Part? The Church-State Struggle over Marriage and Divorce, 1860–1914

    Seymour, Mark

    Pages 37-50

  • Motherhood through the Wheel: The Care of Foundlings in Late Nineteenth-Century Naples

    Tapaninen, Anna-Maria

    Pages 51-70

  • Family, Marriage and Inheritance Practices of a Jewish Elite in the Age of Emancipation

    Armani, Barbara

    Pages 71-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender, Family and Sexuality: The Private Sphere in Italy, 1860-1945
Authors
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-29415-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230294158
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-2032-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 198
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