Voicing Italian Childfree Women on New Media: The Lunàdigas Project

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

Abstract

Giusy Di Filippo, ‘Voicing Italian Childfree Women on New Media: The Lunàdigas Project.’ Di Filippo’s chapter focuses on how new media are contributing to giving rise to new femininity discourses that are distinct from the idea of motherhood. Focusing on a website called Lunàdigas by Nicoletta Nesler and Marilisa Piga, and on a webdoc that is part of the website in particular, this contribution shows how the two authors interactively open up a “potential space/place” on the Internet that gives a voice to Italian childfree women. As well as looking at the ways in which the project challenges the dominant representation of womanhood in Italian society, this contribution also explores the implications of a web-based rhetorical place where authors, interviewees (childfree women, well-known women from the past involved in imagined monologues, childless women, and some mothers) and users can find themselves part of a shared communal identity.

Keywords

Lunadigas Website Webdoc Childfree 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of New HampshireDurhamUSA

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