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Film, Food and the Italian Identity

Course Description: 

Food in Italian cinema staged as an allegory of Italy¿s social, political and cultural milieu. Intersections between food, history and culture as they are reflected in and shaped by Italian cinema from the early 1900s until today. Topics include: farmer's tradition during Fascism; lack of food during WWII and its aftermath; the Economic Miracle; food and the Americanization of Italy; La Dolce Vita; the Italian family; ethnicity, globalization and the re-discovery of regional culinary identity in contemporary Italy. Impact of cinema in both reflecting and defining the relationship between food and culture.

Subject: 
OSPFLOR
Subject (Full): 
Overseas Studies in Florence
Academic Year: 
2014-2015
General Education Requirement(s): 
GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-A-II, WAY-ED
Geography: 
Italy