Food, Fascism and Women's Writing
What is it about?
Italian Fascism made food discourses central to the national economy and to women's role in the family. In this article, by considering the work of popular writer Pina Ballario, I uncover how in literary works alimentary imagination helped to express support for, or opposition to, those dominant food discourses.
Why is it important?
The articles makes available in a scholarly discussion archival materials and literary texts never analysed before. With its gender perspective on the work of Pina Ballario, it contributes to understand the role of women writers during the Fascist period.
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