"Un nuovo cinema politico italiano?" vol. 2
Hope, W H & Serra, S & d'Arcangeli, L 2014, '"Un nuovo cinema politico italiano?" vol. 2', 1st edition, Troubador, Leicester, UK.
A collection of fourteen essays plus introductions.
The volume examines recent filmic representations of: Italy's socio-historical past; the Italian State, institutions and counter-reaction; social marginalization and exclusion in contemporary Italy.
Input from William Hope:
6,000 word general introduction to the volume - a critique of notions of 'postmodern' political commitment in general, with particular regard to the context of film.
6,000 word essay on Gabriele Salvatores' film "Sud", examining its prescient depictions of State power in Italy and its influence on the media.
12,000 word introduction to the section "Screening Social Marginalization and Exclusion", examining recent cinematic representations of homelessness, the prison population and geographical marginalization in Italy.