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Author: Chiara Fantozzi

Title: L'onore violato

Subtitle: Stupri, prostituzione e occupazione alleata (Livorno 1944-47)

Translation: Violated honour: Rapes, prostitution and Allied occupation (Livorno 1944-47)

Journal: Passato e Presente

Volume: 34

Issue: 99

Year: 2016

Pages: 87-111

ISSN: 1120-0650 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1972-5493 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: Italian

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | American History: U.S. History | European History: Italian History | Types: Wartime Sexual Violence / Second World War


Link: Edizioni Franco Angeli (Restricted Access)


Abstract: »The study of the relationship between the Anglo-American troops and Italian women allows us to focus on important aspects of the transition from Fascism to the Italian Republic, related to the slow dissolution of the state of war: the perpetuation of rapes committed by the occupation troops and the increase of prostitution for Gls. Both phenomena were perceived as a violation of national honour. This argument led to racist and stereotyping discourse and practices, with the goal of protecting the boundaries of the community. The case study of Livorno, the city symbol of the segnorine, is undoubtedly relevant for the analysis of these dynamics.« (Source: Passato e Presente)

Wikipedia: History of Europe: History of Italy | History of the Americas: History of the United States / History of the United States (1918–45), History of the United States (1945–64) | Types of rape: Wartime sexual violence | War: World War II / United States war crimes