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Italian Language and Literature | Other Italian Language and Literature | Women's History | Women's Studies
Italian women, Italian fashion, Italian Magazines, Italian female sport uniforms, Italian traditional folk costumes
This paper discusses the tools of propaganda used by the fascist regime in fashion and cinema, and it focuses on the sets of opposing images used within these tools, and how they contributed to shaping the identities of Italian women during the time of the fascism in Italy. Moreover, this thesis attempts to demonstrate that fashion and films that aligned with the values of the regime and were seen as models of the fascist culture were also full of contradictions. Therefore, instead of unifying the nation, increasing national pride, and eliminating social gaps, they engulfed the regime in a series of internal contradictions that ended up defying its conflicting attitude towards women.
GomezdelaTorre, Lu M., "The Important Role and Contradictions of Italian Women Image in Fashion, Magazines and Cinema during the Fascist Period" (2022). CUNY Academic Works.
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