Italian Feminism and the Actualization of Libertà in the 1970s: The Role of Women in the Reproductive Landscape
Date Thesis Awarded
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Bachelors of Arts (BA)
Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies
The Italian Feminist movement has long been considered through a comparative lens in the grand scheme of Western feminist narratives. When it comes to the Italian conceptualization of abortion, freedom, and autonomy, however, Italy presents a unique theoretical tool that focuses on an individualistic understanding of gender and identity. This tool, which I will coin as libertà, is transformational to our understanding of feminism and grants the Italian feminist movement a distinct space in the long span of Western feminisms and in feminist scholarship as a whole.
Mills, Cody Daniel, "Italian Feminism and the Actualization of Libertà in the 1970s: The Role of Women in the Reproductive Landscape" (2020). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 1543.
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