Italian Industrialists from Liberalism to Fascism: The Political Development of the Industrial Bourgeoisie, 1906-34

Italian Industrialists from Liberalism to Fascism: The Political Development of the Industrial Bourgeoisie, 1906-34

by Franklin Hugh Adler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521434068

ISBN-13: 9780521434065

Pub. Date: 03/28/2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In tracing the development of industrial associations in Italy from 1906 to 1934, this study challenges traditional interpretations of the rise of Fascism. Unlike other studies on industrialists and Fascism, which begin with the post-World War I crisis of liberalism, Professor Adler reconstitutes the prior relations between industrialists and Italian liberalism and…  See more details below

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In tracing the development of industrial associations in Italy from 1906 to 1934, this study challenges traditional interpretations of the rise of Fascism. Unlike other studies on industrialists and Fascism, which begin with the post-World War I crisis of liberalism, Professor Adler reconstitutes the prior relations between industrialists and Italian liberalism and then situates industrialists within the crisis and the subsequent transition to Fascism. Applying a hermeneutic approach to public and private texts produced by industrial associations, Adler uncovers the industrialists' self-constitution as a class, especially that subjective dimension of their development which accounts for collective consciousness, a sense of agency, and the will to act politically. Particular attention is paid to the ideological dimension of this development; the formative self-understandings, performative practices, and durable dispositions of this class; as well as their strategic, instrumental, and self-interested interventions in social and political life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521434065
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2015
Pages:
458
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.42(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of abbreviations
Introduction1
1Associational development during the Giolitti era30
2The First World War: a precorporatist experience89
3The postwar crisis and the rise of Fascism160
4Liberal-Fascism284
5Industrialists and nonintegral corporatism344
Conclusion437
Index455

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