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IMAGES (V) – Images of (Cultural) Values

The Conference Proceedings

Edited By Veronika Bernard

This collection of articles offers readers a cross-section of current research on contemporary and historical concepts and representations of (cultural) values as documented in popular culture, public space, the arts, works of literature and in ethnic contexts. The contributors to this volume are from the US, Algeria, Germany, Italy, Croatia, Albania, Serbia, Turkey, and Austria. Their very different cultural, ideological, scientific, academic and non-academic perspectives and backgrounds allow insights from many different viewpoints.

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Images of (Cultural) Values in Popular Culture

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Simonetta Milli Konewko Images of Work in Collodi’s Pinocchio Abstract Work has long been considered by intellectuals to be an integral part of self-re pre sen ta ti on and culture. This study examines images of work and uses the emotion of shame to high light its significance. Arbeit wurde lange Zeit von Intellektuellen als integraler Anteil von Selbstdarstel- lung und Kultur betrachtet. Diese Studie untersucht Bilder der Arbeit und greift auf das Ge fühl der Scham zurück, um deren Bedeutung zu beleuchten. 1 Introduction Work seems to be the key word of the last political campaigns in Italy. The ques tion is how to make the economy function again. Banca d’Italia com- mu ni ca ted that the year 2013 had been a very difficult year for Italians. Un em ploy ment had increased and the economy had very slowly grown, only toward the end of the summer.1 After two years, the system is still not working for mul tip le reasons, but several theorists accentuate the impor- tance of legislation that re gulates the ethical aspect of work and retrieves integrity among the political class. Over the years the Mediterranean culture has recognized the values of ho nor and shame as fundamental elements of its civilization. Barton, Horden and Purcell’s studies offer strong demonstra- tion of this.2 Legitimizing the prin cip les of this ancestral tradition, Carlo Lorenzini/Collodi3 wrote The Ad ven tu res of Pinocchio, enriching it with these values. Collodi’s masterpiece ap pe a...

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