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Allied Encounters: The Gendered Redemption of World War II Italy

Marisa Escolar

Abstract

Allied Encounters: The Gendered Redemption of World War II Italy is the first-ever monograph to analyze cultural representations of Allied-occupied Italy, one of the war’s most unstable spaces. While the U.S. military viewed itself as a redemptive force, competing narratives emerged in the Italian imaginary. Both national paradigms, however, are deeply entangled with the gendering of redemption long operative in Anglo-American and Italian discourse, emerging from a Dantean topos that depicts Italy as a whore in need of redemption. Tracing the formation of these gendered paradigms and pointing ... More

Keywords: Allies, gender, Italy, military occupation, Naples, prostitution, redemption, Rome, World War II

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780823284504
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823284504.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marisa Escolar, author
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill