Culture and Conflict in Postwar Italy: Essays on Mass and by Robert Lumley, Zygmunt G Baranski

By Robert Lumley, Zygmunt G Baranski

The overdue and turbulent transition from a principally rural and peasant society to a contemporary city nation concerned the trouble of rooted well known traditions and the emergence of mass cultural types. hence, Italy, as soon as the centre of a cultural international, has more and more discovered itself at the outer edge of an American media empire and severe questions of cultural identification were raised. The Italian case is additional major because of the theoretical and political difficulties it has posed. in addition to facing those and similar issues, the e-book examines present trends, corresponding to the fast multiplication of sub-cultures and the situation of 'mass' kinds. each one bankruptcy is written via a expert within the box. even though the essays in most cases care for particular difficulties, additionally they spotlight either the historic context and extra normal concerns inside of their sphere of interest.

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Lingotto, the new workingclass district in Turin dominated by the giant FIAT factory of the same name, was populated by families of more recent immigration. Here many of the characteristics of a modern working-class suburb were already to be found - new amenities or meeting places, a strong sense of alienation from the 32 Culture and Conflict in Postwar Italy environment, families more closed within themselves (Levi et ai, 1978, p. 20). The dramatic experiences of the 1940s - occupation, bombardment, the mass strikes of 1943 and 1944, the networks of resistance, the urban insurrections of April 1945 - created a new era of collective action.

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