Friday, March 13, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The lecture provides an understanding of the common temperament and worldview of those who are born and raised in Italy. Going beyond the factitious image of the “Bel Paese,” it offers an insight into historical and socio-cultural factors which contribute to make Italians what they are–for better or for worse. Dr. Peroni traverses an imaginary body and lingers upon parts full of symbolic value and evocative of various themes. For instance, talking about “hands” he presents topics such as gesticulation, praying/need for protection; “feet” is about emigration, cars, soccer and so on. Moreover, he discusses some traits of the moral and civic sense which play a significant role in the persistence of the political-economic stasis that Italy has known for almost ten years. Presented by Mauro Peroni, PH.D. in Philosophy and Theory of Human Sciences.
Must register in advance and prepay.
Members $15, Non-Members $25
Event Location and Ticket Information
Westchester Italian Cultural Center
24 Depot Square
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Friday, March 13, 2015
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm