Feeding Fascism: The Politics of Women’s Food Work
By Diana Garvin, assistant professor of Italian, Mediterranean studies, Department of Romance Languages
October 27, 2023
Feeding Fascism explores how women negotiated the politics of Italy’s Fascist regime in their daily lives and how they fed their families through agricultural and industrial labour. Garvin looks at women’s experiences of Fascism by examining the material world in which they lived in relation to their thoughts, feelings, and actions. The book is the winner of the 2023 Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize for Best Book in Italian History from the American Historical Association and the 2021 Jeanne and Aldo Scaglione Publication Award and Honorable Mention for Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies from the Modern Language Association; and is a selction in the Harvard De Bosis Colloquium 2023, the Portland Book Festival 2022, and the Civil Eats 2022 Summer Reading List.