Food and Women in Italian Literature, Culture and Society: Eve's Sinful Bite (Criminal Practice) (Hardcover)

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By Claudia Bernardi (Editor), Francesca Calamita (Editor), Daniele de Feo (Editor)
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This book explores how women's relationship with food has been represented in Italian literature, cinema, scientific writings and other forms of cultural expression from the 19th century to the present.

Italian women have often been portrayed cooking and serving meals to others, while denying themselves the pleasure of the table. The collection presents a comprehensive understanding of the symbolic meanings associated with food and of the way these intersect with Italian women's socio-cultural history and the feminist movement.

From case studies on Sophia Loren and Elena Ferrante, to analyses of cookbooks by Italian chefs, each chapter examines the unique contribution Italian culture has made to perceiving and portraying women in a specific relation to food, addressing issues of gender, identity and politics of the body.

About the Author


Claudia Bernardi is a Senior Lecturer in Italian at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Francesca Calamita is Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia, USA. Daniele De Feo is Lecturer in the Department of French and Italian at Princeton University, USA.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781350137783
ISBN-10: 1350137782
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: November 12th, 2020
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Criminal Practice