Forward vs. Reverse Gear: The Politics of Proliferation and Resistance in the Italian Fascist State

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/112060
Title:
Forward vs. Reverse Gear: The Politics of Proliferation and Resistance in the Italian Fascist State
Author:
Krause, Elizabeth L.
Citation:
Arizona Anthropologist 10:1-22. © 1993 Association of Student Anthropologists Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721
Publisher:
University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology
Journal:
Arizona Anthropologist
Issue Date:
1993
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/112060
Abstract:
Gender serves as a useful category for historical analysis of the project of Italian fascist state-building, how it proceeded and how it became trapped in its own paradox. Fascist policies played upon nonnative and limited gender stereotypes of women as mothers and prolific bearers of children, yet in the process the dictatorship constructed women as political subjects for the first time in the history of the Italian state. This paper focuses on the fascists' demographics campaign-the Duce's politics of proliferation-and identifies the places in which subjects of fascism consciously chose to. act in opposition to fascist ideologies. Resistance is discussed in terms of everyday acts of noncompliance with fascist directives regarding reproduction. The strategies of legitimation that the fascists used are explored.
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
ISSN:
1062-1601

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKrause, Elizabeth L.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-29T19:04:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-29T19:04:01Z-
dc.date.issued1993-
dc.identifier.citationArizona Anthropologist 10:1-22. © 1993 Association of Student Anthropologists Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721en_US
dc.identifier.issn1062-1601-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/112060-
dc.description.abstractGender serves as a useful category for historical analysis of the project of Italian fascist state-building, how it proceeded and how it became trapped in its own paradox. Fascist policies played upon nonnative and limited gender stereotypes of women as mothers and prolific bearers of children, yet in the process the dictatorship constructed women as political subjects for the first time in the history of the Italian state. This paper focuses on the fascists' demographics campaign-the Duce's politics of proliferation-and identifies the places in which subjects of fascism consciously chose to. act in opposition to fascist ideologies. Resistance is discussed in terms of everyday acts of noncompliance with fascist directives regarding reproduction. The strategies of legitimation that the fascists used are explored.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona, Department of Anthropologyen_US
dc.titleForward vs. Reverse Gear: The Politics of Proliferation and Resistance in the Italian Fascist Stateen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalArizona Anthropologisten_US
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