Italy Today: Facing the Challenges of the New Millennium Revised Edition / Edition 1

Italy Today: Facing the Challenges of the New Millennium Revised Edition / Edition 1

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by Mario B. Mignone
     
 

ISBN-10: 1433101874

ISBN-13: 9781433101878

Pub. Date: 01/07/2008

Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

Italy Today is a concise narrative of the nation’s stunning transformation from the ashes of World War II to the leading economic and cultural power it is today. This book provides insights into the dynamics of Italy’s progression from the Second World War, through the anthropologically revolutionary 1970s and ’80s, and into the

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Italy Today is a concise narrative of the nation’s stunning transformation from the ashes of World War II to the leading economic and cultural power it is today. This book provides insights into the dynamics of Italy’s progression from the Second World War, through the anthropologically revolutionary 1970s and ’80s, and into the complexities of a postindustrial nation, negotiating the challenges created by industrial, economic, and cultural globalization. Encompassing the cultural, political, and economic spectrums, topics include: communism; socialism; foreign relations; terrorism; industrial and social transformations; education; emigration and immigration; family tradition; feminism; the transformation of class and gender roles; political favoritism and corruption; popular culture; culture and civil society; the broader problems of the development of civil society and the rule of law in southern Italy; and the role of politics in shaping contemporary Italy. The book devotes particular attention to the controversial issues of the role of the family in Italian society and economy, the insidious presence of the Mafia, the lasting influence of Catholicism, the impact of television, and the country’s often unstable politics, framing all these as the result of a complex and unique relationship between the individual and the state, with the family acting as intermediary. Four major sections analyze politics, the economy, society, and mass culture, and comprise a portrait of contemporary Italy that will appeal to a broad range of scholars, students, and general readers.

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ISBN-13:
9781433101878
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/07/2008
Series:
Studies in Modern European History Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
461
Sales rank:
221,327
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Italy Today: Facing the Challenges of the New Millennium Revised Edition 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good textbook to start off with learning about contemporary Italy. It presents you with facts and people who are/were iconic in shaping modern Italy. There are times that some of the information is placed in with some of the author's opinions, which kills the neutrality (if there was meant to be one) of the textbook. Other than that, the text book is great to use as a launch pad for researching or for a class.