Department of European Studies & Modern Languages, Unit Catalogue 2009/10
EU20761: Social transformation and political and cultural dissent in Italy
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This unit has three main aims:
1) to provide students with a detailed understanding of societal changes, political developments and cultural trends in Italy from the 1960s to the early 1990s;
2) to provide students with an appreciation of the theoretical debates associated with these issues;
3) to enable students to develop a critical/analytical approach to these major issues.
On completion of this unit, students should:
1) have in-depth knowledge of the major issues and trends in Italian society, politics and culture in these two crucial decades;
2) be familiar with theories relating to these issues;
3) be familiar with the major debates concerning these issues;
4) be able to respond in an informed manner to questions about these different issues and how they relate to each other.
Skills in critical analysis, conceptual thinking, precision in the use of written and spoken language, exercise of independent judgement, and the planning/conduct/reporting of non-quantitative research are developed and assessed in this unit.
The economic miracle, internal migration, social and labour movements, the 'Opening to the Left', the growth of Communism, political extremism and terrorism, feminism, new voices in literature (women, workers, youth) and cinema. The underlying transformation of the 1980s leading to the end of the First Republic.