Gender, emotions and national identities: a new perspective on the abortion debates in Italy (1971-1981).

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Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences & Maison des Sciences Humaines (MSH / STRIGES)

The project GENI focuses on the public debate (1971–1981) around Law No. 194, which liberalised abortion in Italy. It reconstructs the demands and actions of feminist groups and women’s associations, and analyses the discursive practices implemented by the various political cultures involved.

GENI aims to go beyond the parliamentary debate, and in doing so it will examine the social and cultural impact of an epoch-making law, as well as study the use of emotions, the elaboration of national identities, and the change of sexual mores, contraceptive methods and gender relations in the 1970s

End of the project: 16-09-2021

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 842504
Created on February 11, 2020