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Communicating Europe

Journals and European Integration 1939–1979

Edited By Daniele Pasquinucci, Daniela Preda and Luciano Tosi

This volume is dedicated to the debate on European unification developed between the end of World War II and 1979 in two types of magazines. The first type of magazines are those not exclusively dedicated to the «European» themes, but particularly significant for the impact they had in the cultural-political debate and in the concrete unfolding of the process of European integration; while the second type are militant magazines, belonging to the European and federalist area, whose proactive role was fundamental both for the theoretical elaboration of the ideas as the basis of the future of the European continent, and for the practical propaganda. All these publications contributed in different ways to the spread of knowledge of European integration, of its implications and of its political, social and economic consequences. No less important – and this is the third type of journals taken into consideration in the book – has been the birth and development of magazines directly sponsored by the Community institutions, whose action was framed within a real «European communication», made by the EC institutions, particularly the Commission in Brussels, since their origins.
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Paolo ACANFORA is researcher at the Luigi Sturzo Institute in a project on “Christian Democrat Internationalism. Its action in Europe and worldwide from post-World War until the ‘90s”. He teaches at the Lumsa University in Rome. Among his publications: Miti e ideologia nella politica estera DC. Nazione, Europa e comunità atlantica, Il Mulino, 2013; Un nuovo umanesimo cristiano. Aldo Moro e Studium, Studium, 2011.

Luca BARBAINI is PhD in “Istituzioni, idee, movimenti politici nell’Europa contemporanea” (Università degli Studi di Pavia). He takes a specific interest in the search of ecclesiastic institutions and in religious experience of the modern and contemporary society in regard to the formation of the so-called “European cultural identity”. He deals with the Catholic movement approach to the phenomenon of European integration, focusing the attention on the Christian Democrat ruling class of the first postwar period and on its intellectual and religious formation in the circles of Azione Cattolica and FUCI during the Twenties and Thirties.

Davide BAVIELLO, PhD in Modern and Contemporary History at University of Florence, paid attention in his studies on the second post-war to European comparison and the use of reviews as research sources. Among his publications: I commercianti e i primi anni della Repubblica, Franco Angeli, 2008; “Democrazia e modernizzazione. Ambizioni americane e modelli europei nella distribuzione italiana (1947-1978)”, Italia contemporanea, n. 259, 2010; “Potere maschile. Le rappresentazioni di genere nella pubblicità dal secondo dopoguerra a oggi”, in Silvia Aru and Valeria Deplano, Costruire una nazione....

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