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Strategie di controllo del corpo: la campagna per il Fertility Day

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Articolo
rivista STUDI DI SOCIOLOGIA
fascicolo STUDI DI SOCIOLOGIA - 2019 - 3
titolo Strategie di controllo del corpo: la campagna per il Fertility Day
Strategies for controlling the body: the Fertility Day Campaign
autore
editore Vita e Pensiero
formato Articolo | Pdf
online da 10-2019
doi 10.26350/000309_000071
issn 0039291X (stampa) | 18277896 (digitale)
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In 2016, the Italian Ministry of Health launched a media campaign to raise public awareness on fertility due to its constant decline across the Italian population. The thirteen digital ads created for Fertility Day and disseminated online give us the opportunity to critically address the still widespread concept of the female body (despite the achievements of the feminist movement) as an «object» upon which others make decisions and intervene, as if the female sex should only be regarded as a secure source of nurturing, making personal sacrifices, surrendering to the will of others and being obedient. All these features suggest a weakness in the principle of self-determination which, while acknowledged by society and the state, in actual fact is only meant to conceal a perennial condition of significant disparity. Gender is therefore instrumental in enhancing the value of ritualized habits that are reinforced by institutions and society. These power mechanisms, according to Foucault, constantly «act» on the human body and on the female body in particular.

keywords

Biocapitalism, Body and gender, Women and maternity, Public service advertising, Women and society

Biografia dell'autore

Dipartimento di Comunicazione, arti e media «Giampaolo Fabris», Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM, Milano. Email: mariangela.polesana@iulm.it.