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By Stephen Gundle

ISBN-10: 0822325306

ISBN-13: 9780822325307

ISBN-10: 0822325632

ISBN-13: 9780822325635

In the postwar years, Italy underwent a far-reaching means of industrialization that remodeled the rustic right into a prime commercial strength. all through such a lot of this era, the Italian Communist occasion (PCI) remained a robust strength in neighborhood executive and civil society. even if, as Stephen Gundle observes, the PCI was once more and more confronted with demanding situations posed by means of modernization, quite via mass verbal exchange, advertisement cultural industries, and consumerism. Between Hollywood and Moscow is an research of the PCI’s makes an attempt to deal with those difficulties to be able to hold its association and subculture.
Gundle makes a speciality of the subject of cultural coverage, analyzing how the PCI’s political suggestions integrated cultural regulations and actions that have been meant to reply to the Americanization of everyday life in Italy. In formulating this coverage, Gundle contends, the Italian Communists have been torn among loyalty to the choice values generated by way of the Communist culture and model to the dominant impacts of Italian modernization. This equilibrium ultimately faltered as the appealing facets of Americanization and pa tradition proved extra influential than the PCI’s highbrow and political traditions.
The first research in English of the cultural rules and actions of the PCI, this publication will entice readers with an curiosity in smooth Italy, the eu left, political technological know-how, and media studies.

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