Women in Italy, 1945–1960: An Interdisciplinary Study

An Interdisciplinary Study

  • Penelope Morris

Part of the Italian and Italian American Studies book series (IIAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Penelope Morris
    Pages 1-20
  3. Daniela Cavallaro
    Pages 93-107
  4. Sharon Wood
    Pages 147-158
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 239-246

About this book


This volume brings together specialists from a variety of disciplines to develop a deeper understanding of the social, political, and cultural history of women in Italy in the years 1946-1960. Despite being a time when women and the family were at the center of national debates, and when society changed considerably, the fifteen years following the Second World War have tended to be overlooked or subsumed into discussions of other periods. By focusing on the experience of women and by broadening the frame of reference to include subjects and sources often ignored, or only alluded to, by traditional analyses, the essays in this volume break new ground and provide a corrective to previous interpretive models.


cultural history history women

Editors and affiliations

  • Penelope Morris
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GlasgowUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-53260-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-60143-7
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