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By Stephen Gundle

In the postwar years, Italy underwent a far-reaching strategy of industrialization that reworked the rustic right into a best commercial strength. all through so much of this era, the Italian Communist occasion (PCI) remained a strong strength in neighborhood executive and civil society. even if, as Stephen Gundle observes, the PCI used to be more and more confronted with demanding situations posed by means of modernization, fairly by way of mass verbal exchange, advertisement cultural industries, and consumerism. Between Hollywood and Moscow is an research of the PCI’s makes an attempt to deal with those difficulties to be able to retain its association and subculture.
Gundle specializes in the subject matter of cultural coverage, interpreting how the PCI’s political techniques included cultural regulations and actions that have been meant to reply to the Americanization of lifestyle in Italy. In formulating this coverage, Gundle contends, the Italian Communists have been torn among loyalty to the choice values generated by way of the Communist culture and variation to the dominant impacts of Italian modernization. This equilibrium ultimately faltered as the beautiful features of Americanization and dad tradition proved extra influential than the PCI’s highbrow and political traditions.
The first research in English of the cultural regulations and actions of the PCI, this e-book will entice readers with an curiosity in glossy Italy, the ecu left, political technology, and media studies.

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