Analysing the depiction of African Italian mixed-race subjects from the historical epics of the Italian silent "golden" era to the contemporary period, Equivocal Subjects engages the history of Italian nationalism and colonialism through theories of subject formation, ideologies of race, and postcolonial theory. Greene's approach also provides a novel interpretation of recent developments surrounding Italy's status as a major passage for immigrants seeking to enter the European Union. This book provides an original theoretical approach to the Italian cinema that speaks to the nation's current political and social climate.
Shelleen Greene is Associate Professor, Department of Art and Design, at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA.
INTRODUCTION Chapter One: From "Making Italians" to Envisioning Postcolonial Italy Chapter Two: Mixed-Race Relationships in the Italian Colonial and Postcolonial Imaginary...... Chapter Three: Negotiations of Interracial Identity and Citizenship in the Post-War Cinema and Beyond Chapter Four: Transatlantic Crossings: Representing Hierarchies of Whiteness in the Cinema of the Economic Miracle Chapter Five: Zumurrud in her Camera: Pier Paolo Pasolini and the Global South in Contemporary Italian Film CONCLUSION Filmography Bibliography Index