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Emigrazione, maternità ed emancipazione ne Il valore della donna è il suo silenzio


Lento, Mattia (2018). Emigrazione, maternità ed emancipazione ne Il valore della donna è il suo silenzio. GSI: Gender, Sexuality, Italy, (5):56-79.

Abstract

This paper aims at analyzing Gertrud Pinkus’s docu-fiction Il valore della donna è il suo silenzio (1980), a Swiss and German coproduction, its genesis, and its circulation amongst Italian migrant women in Switzerland. Pinkus’s film is one of the few works of the twentieth century that deals with Italian emigration from a gendered perspective. It tells the story of a woman who emigrates from the South of Italy to the city of Frankfurt. The analysis of the film focuses on the family life of the female protagonist and her motherhood; the analysis of its circulation builds on the political aspect of its reception. The author supports this analysis with a methodology taken from so-called new film history, with an historical contextualization and reference to gender studies.

Abstract

This paper aims at analyzing Gertrud Pinkus’s docu-fiction Il valore della donna è il suo silenzio (1980), a Swiss and German coproduction, its genesis, and its circulation amongst Italian migrant women in Switzerland. Pinkus’s film is one of the few works of the twentieth century that deals with Italian emigration from a gendered perspective. It tells the story of a woman who emigrates from the South of Italy to the city of Frankfurt. The analysis of the film focuses on the family life of the female protagonist and her motherhood; the analysis of its circulation builds on the political aspect of its reception. The author supports this analysis with a methodology taken from so-called new film history, with an historical contextualization and reference to gender studies.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Cinema Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:700 Arts
900 History
Uncontrolled Keywords:Italian diaspora, Swiss cinema, film audience, intersectionality, women history
Language:English
Date:August 2018
Deposited On:31 Jan 2019 09:58
Last Modified:07 Apr 2020 07:18
Publisher:Dickinson College, Department of French and Italian
ISSN:2470-2684
Additional Information:gender/sexuality/italy (g/s/i) is an online annual, peer-reviewed journal that publishes research on gendered identities and the ways they intersect with and produce Italian politics, culture, and society by way of a variety of cultural productions, discourses, and practices spanning historical, social, and geopolitical boundaries. g/s/i seeks contributions that investigate constructions of femininity and masculinity as well as configurations of sexual orientation and critiques of hetero-normativity in Italian culture from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. g/s/i welcomes postfeminist discussions of the historical and political contexts of feminism and sexual difference as conditioned by postcolonialism, postmodernism, and the commodification of culture and politics in their effects on daily life. Given the scope of its interests, the journal embraces a variety of disciplinary perspectives including but not limited to the inter-related fields of Italian studies, gender studies, film and media studies, performance studies, LGBT and queer studies, history, sociology, visual culture, animal studies, history of science, among others. g/s/i was founded by the culture and politics of gender research group to further the interdisciplinary and intergenerational dialogue that was initiated at the 2012 conference “Postfeminism? The Culture and Politics of Gender in the Age of Berlusconi” held at the University of Bologna in June 2012. In the spirit of that conference, g/s/i features a section open to practitioners not necessarily attached to universities who might contribute essays, op-eds, multimedia material (including short films), and announcements that may be instrumental to the further development of our conversation. Members of cultural associations, journalists, artists, film directors, activists, and experts of communication are encouraged to contribute to this section of the journal. To foster communication, g/s/i is an open-access journal. All content, including multimedia files, is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution and is published according to the Creative Commons License, which does not allow commercial use of published work or its manipulation in derivative forms. Content can be downloaded and cited as specified by the author/s.
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Related URLs:http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/881530843 (Library Catalogue)
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