Book Details


The Pathologisation of Homosexuality in Fascist Italy

Publication year: 2019

ISBN: 978-3-030-00994-6

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The book highlights how the dictatorship operated in a low-key, shadowy and undetectable manner, bending pre-existing legislation. Its brutality was - and still is - difficult to prove. It also emphasises the ways in which existing stereotypes on homosexuality were reinforced by the regime propaganda in support of its so-called moralising campaign and how families, the police and the medical professionals joined forces in implementing this form of repression.

Subject: History, History of Italy, Cultural History, Gender and Sexuality, History of Science, Social History, sexual deviance, psychiatry, mental health, LGBTQ history, fascism