La rabbia: Pasolini's color ecstasy

Nicola Perugini, Francesco Zucconi

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Although situated in a variety of disciplines and theoretical approaches, the literature on Pier Paolo Pasolini’s work and his relationship with colonized, formerly colonized, and decolonizing countries often struggles to understand his political and intellectual stance on the major historical processes of the last century. Some important commentaries have focused on the relationship between Pasolini and “alterity” and on his “heretical Orientalism,” to use Luca Caminati’s apt expression; on Pasolini’s “Southern response” to the colonial question; on cultural issues that emerged in formerly colonized countries after independence; and on the critical rethinking of the relationship between race and nation-state that Pasolini stages in his films. However, more than forty years after his death, our understanding of the modes of expression through which Pasolini defined his position toward decolonization processes remains incomplete.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPier Paolo Pasolini, Framed and Unframed
Subtitle of host publicationA Thinker for the Twenty-First Century
EditorsLuca Peretti, Karen T. Raizen
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing
ISBN (Electronic)9781501328879, 9781501328862
ISBN (Print)9781501328893
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2018


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