Disability Rights and Wrongs in Italy

cmit20.v019.i02.cover‘Disability rights and wrongs in Italy’ is the title of the recent special isssue of the journal Modern Italy (2014, vol.19, no.2) edited by David Forgacs and Rachele Tardi. It contains a number of very informative articles by academics and activists on legal and substantive aspects of disabilities in Italy along with their historical, cultural and social contexts. A particularly interesting contribution is by Sally Hill, ‘A family affair: the depiction of disability in contemporary mainstream Italian cinema’ (pp.169-181), which underlines the importance of films in establishing perceptions of disability and focuses on its representation in Andrea Molaioli’s La ragazza del lago (2007).

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