Article | Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007 | Assessing the ‘Fascist Filter’ and its Legacy

Title:
Assessing the ‘Fascist Filter’ and its Legacy
Author:
Frederick Whitling: Department of History and Civilisation, European University Institute, Italy
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Year:
2007
Conference:
Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007
Issue:
025
Article no.:
064
Pages:
645-650
No. of pages:
6
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2007-11-27
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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The extensive physical alterations to the city of Rome in the Fascist period have arguably created what I refer to as a ‘Fascist filter’; which will be tentatively discussed here. This paper investigates perceptions of what I refer to as “low status ruins” from antiquity in the modern city of Rome; focusing on the Servian wall in the context of the Termini train station in Rome. What are the possible functions; meanings; and practical implications of ruins in a modern cityscape? How are they ‘remembered’ or envisaged as (classical) heritage? I will in the following tentatively discuss the possible contextual value of Ancient ruins in Rome; focusing on the legacy of the ‘Fascist filter’

Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007

Author:
Frederick Whitling
Title:
Assessing the ‘Fascist Filter’ and its Legacy
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Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007

Author:
Frederick Whitling
Title:
Assessing the ‘Fascist Filter’ and its Legacy
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