Objects in Italian Life and Culture: Fiction, Migration, and Artificiality. By Paolo Bartoloni

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    Abstract

    Our engagement with objects, things, and the nature of things is at the core of human relations and expression, enriching our sense of identity and belonging, creating a sense of cobelonging, and facilitating the making of meaning in our everyday lives. Scholars such as Remo Bodei, David Forgacs, and Robert Lumley have tackled the nature of things in an Italian context and provided researchers with valuable theoretical underpinnings. However, according to Paolo Bartoloni, their analyses fall short of probing the coexperiential and metamorphic processes that can more deeply inform our relations with things. Moreover, he argues that, in a number of studies on objects and things emerging from Italian thought, “things and objects are treated more as symbols and vehicles of humans’ meanings than as active partners of meaningful engagements” (2).
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages141-143
    Number of pages3
    Volume9
    No.1
    Specialist publicationItalian American Review
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Keywords

    • Italian culture
    • migration
    • lived experience

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