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Publication - Professor Ruth Glynn

    The 'Turn to the Victim' in Italian Culture 

    Victim-Centred Narratives of the anni di piombo

    Citation

    Glynn, R, 2013, ‘The 'Turn to the Victim' in Italian Culture : Victim-Centred Narratives of the anni di piombo’. Modern Italy, vol 18., pp. 373-90

    Abstract

    This article considers the emergence of a corpus of victim centred-narratives addressing the experience of political violence during the anni di piombo in the period surrounding the establishment of the ‘Giorno della Memoria per le vittime del terrorismo’. Bringing a critical victim-studies approach to bear, it explores how the victim of terrorism is portrayed in the corpus of victim-centred narratives and asks what is claimed, effected and achieved by the corpus in cultural terms. It further explores how the perspective of survivors of terrorist attacks and of relatives of the victims reshapes the cultural imaginary of the anni di piombo in the new millennium

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