Antologaia

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Antologaia

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Author: Porpora Marcasciano

Type: PAPERBACK

ISBN: 9781978835788

Date: 24th November, 2023

Publisher: RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PRESS

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  2. General And World History
  3. Biography: General
  4. Groups And Identities

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In this stirring memoir by a member of the first generation of LGBTQ+ activists in Italy, Porpora Marcasciano tells her story and shares the struggles and accomplishments of her fellow activists who achieved so much in the 1970s yet suffered devastating losses during the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s. AntoloGaia  offers an insider's look at the beginnings of the gay liberation movement in Italy and reveals how it was intimately intertwined with other forms of left-wing activism. At the same time, it powerfully conveys the queer joy of a young person from a small village first encountering the vibrant sexual minority communities of Naples, Bologna, and Rome. As Marcasciano starts to embrace her trans identity, she meets the famous anthropologist Pino Simonelli, who introduces her to Naples's unique femminielli  subculture and gives her the name Porporino, which she later shortens to Porpora. In keeping with this story of gender, sexual, and political discovery, AntoloGaia  is the first piece of Italian life-writing to use gender-neutral and mixed-gender language.

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