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Interviewer: Lauren SchillerInterviewee: Antonella Vitale

Title: The Sicilian Practice of Fuitina

Subtitle: -

Program: Inflection Point

Channel: KALW

Date: May 27, 2016

Duration: 21:26 min.

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | European History: Italian History | Victims: Kidnapping, Marriage



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Abstract: »The central tenet of today's women's movement is equality--in wages, treatment, and opportunity. But what about in love and sex? Antonella Vitale is a PhD candidate at the Graduate Center, City University of New York and she is studying the practice known as fuitina, a Sicilian term used to describe the kidnapping of a woman for the purpose of rape or elopement. Very little has been written about it in any scholarly text. And while this may sound like an ancient practice in a far away land, in many countries the concept of reparatory marriage is still alive and well.« (Source: Inflection Point)

Wikipedia: History of Europe: History of Italy | Marriage: Fuitina