Scandal, Motherhood and Mina in 1960s Italy.

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Title: Scandal, Motherhood and Mina in 1960s Italy.
Authors: Haworth, Rachel
Source: Modern Italy; Aug2017, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p247-260, 14p
Subject Terms: SCANDALS, ITALIAN social conditions, HISTORY of gender role, WOMEN singers, ITALIAN history -- 1945-1976, MANNERS & customs
Geographic Terms: ITALY
Abstract: Celebrity scandals are a useful tool to reveal the pervasiveness of expected ways of behaving within a particular culture or society. Italy of the early 1960s was particularly marked by these kinds of scandals, including that of singer Mina’s pregnancy by Corrado Pani in 1963. This article takes this scandal as a case study to explore how star image in this period in Italy was influenced by the established ideologies that governed social convention, morality, and traditional gender roles. It examines in detail the ways in which the popular press reported on this scandal, using the reports that covered the announcement of the pregnancy and then the birth to cast light on the extent to which the mainstream social values and ideas regarding the status quo and expected ways of behaving for women in Italy during the early 1960s were destabilised and/or reasserted through the star persona of Mina. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]
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Published: Aug2017
Database: Complementary Index

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