The Pathologisation of Homosexuality in Fascist Italy

The Case of 'G'

by Gabriella Romano

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Book Description

This book investigates the pathologisation of homosexuality during the fascist regime in Italy through an analysis of the case of G., a man with "homosexual tendencies" interned in the Collegno mental health hospital in 1928. No systematic study exists on the possibility that Fascism used internment in an asylum as a tool of repression for LGBT people, as an alternative to confinement on an island, prison or home arrests. This research offers evidence that in some cases it did.
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.

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Book Details

Subject
History
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Published
2019
Pages
116
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783030009939
ISBN10
3030009939
ISBN13 Digital
9783030009946
ISBN10 Digital
3030009947
PDF Size
1.6 MB
License
CC BY

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