Marzano

Michela Marzano

Michela Marzano (1970) is an Italian philosopher who teaches at Paris Descartes University. She has authored a number of essays in moral and political philosophy: Penser les corps (2002); Je consens, donc je suis... (2006), both published by PUF-Presses Universitaires de France; and La fidélité ou l’amour à vif (Hachette 2005). Also, she edited the Dictionnaire du corps published in France in 2007. In 2008, the French magazine Le Nouvel Observateur listed her among the 50 most influential thinkers in France and among the eight young intellectuals in their thirties who offer new perspectives on society. In Italy, she has published Estensione del dominio della manipolazione (2009); Sii bella e stai zitta. Perché l’Italia di oggi offende le donne (2010), both with Mondadori.

Michela Marzano ,Caterina Soffici

Equal but not too much: gender identities, gender differences

may sat 29, 2010 - 3.30 p.m.
piazza dello Spirito Santo
 admission euro 3.00

All human beings are on a constant quest for their own identity. Habits, behaviors, rights, responsibilities, consumption patterns, culture and emotions all contribute to shaping our identities more than we imagine. Can one speak of ‘gender identity’ in our time? And how many genders are there? Beyond the traditional stereotypes of male and females, the two speakers will discuss how the very notion of female identity has changed in contemporary Italy. They will examine the changes that have taken place in traditional role models (mother and/or emancipated woman). In particular, they will address the impact on gender identity of some of the role models being conveyed by advertising and the media: from femme fatale to starlet, from ‘Barbie-doll’ political candidate to transgender.

Michela Marzano (1970) is an Italian philosopher who teaches at Paris Descartes University. She has authored a number of essays in moral and political philosophy: Penser les corps (2002); Je consens, donc je suis... (2006), both published by PUF-Presses Universitaires de France; and La fidélité ou l’amour à vif (Hachette 2005). Also, she edited the Dictionnaire du corps published in France in 2007. In 2008, the French magazine Le Nouvel Observateur listed her among the 50 most influential thinkers in France and among the eight young intellectuals in their thirties who offer new perspectives on society. In Italy, she has published Estensione del dominio della manipolazione (2009); Sii bella e stai zitta. Perché l’Italia di oggi offende le donne (2010), both with Mondadori.

Caterina Soffici (1965) is an Italian journalist. She has worked at the newsdailies Paese Sera, la Repubblica, Italia Oggi, and l’Indipendente. She managed the culture section of il Giornale for 10 years up to 2008. She has also written radio and tv programs for RAI channels 2 and 3. She now contributes articles on social and cultural affairs to il Riformista and Vanity Fair. Her book, Ma le donne no, was published by Feltrinelli in 2010.

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