Italy in the Balance. Electrons and Bourbons. Thinking of the recent past in order to understand the present and to plan the future

Franco Ferrarotti
Abstract:
The aim of the paper is try to make a dynamic picture of the modern (or post-modern) Italian identity, from a political, social and cultural point of view. The status of this country is in the balance, between a fast industrialization without an analogous industrial culture and a lumbering memory where the traditional rules are still strong. The analysis will be carried out through an historical and sociological excursus both in Italian ascent memories and in political processes and events after the Second World War.

Keywords:
Italy, Modernity, Italian Politics, Industrialization, Immigration, Culture

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Digital Object Identifier (DOI): http://dx.medra.org/10.7336/academicus.2013.08.01

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