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Love, Honour, and Jealousy: An Intimate History of the Italian Economic Miracle

Niamh Cullen


This book investigates how the intimate lives of Italians were transformed during the post-war ‘economic miracle’ of the 1950s and 1960s, during which millions of Italians migrated to the cities, leaving behind rural ways of life and transforming how people thought about love, marriage, gender, and family. At the core of this book lies the investigation of almost 150 unpublished diaries and memoirs written by ordinary men and women who were growing up and coming of age during these years. The book weaves these personal stories together with the Italian popular culture of the time, which was sa ... More

Keywords: Italian economic miracle, love, honour, jealousy, history of the emotions, first person writing, memoirs, marriage, Italian family, modern Italy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198840374
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198840374.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Niamh Cullen, author
Lecturer in Modern European History, Queen's University Belfast