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Facing the Crisis

Ethnographies of Work in Italian Industrial Capitalism

Edited by Fulvia D’Aloisio and Simone Ghezzi
Afterword by Don Kalb

222 pages, 19 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-780-4 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (September 2020)

eISBN 978-1-78920-781-1 eBook


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“This is an interesting and timely volume, which describes through well-crafted historical and ethnographic analyses, the current state of the Italian industrial district model in the light of the recent financial crisis and the subsequent economic austerity.” • Massimiliano Mollona, Goldsmiths, University of London


Among the founding nations of the European Union, no nation has experienced a more devastating affect from the 2008 economic crisis than Italy. Although its recovery has recently begun, Italy has fallen even further behind EU economic leaders and the EU average. Looking at how and why this happened, Facing the Crisis brings together ethnographic material from anthropological research projects carried out in various Italian industrial locations. With its wide breadth of locations and industries, the volume looks at all corners of the diverse Italian manufacturing system.

Fulvia D’Aloisio is Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Campania ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’. Her most important publications include Donne in tuta amaranto. Trasformazioni del lavoro e mutamento culturale alla FIAT-SATA di Melfi (Guerini & Associati, 2003) and Vita di fabbrica. Cristina racconta il decollo e la crisi della FIAT-SATA di Melfi (Franco Angeli, 2014).

Simone Ghezzi is Associate Professor of Economic Anthropology at the University of Milano-Bicocca. He is the author of Etnografia storica dell’imprenditorialità in Brianza (Franco Angeli, 2007), and recently co-authored with Fulvia D’Aloisio Antropologia della crisi. Prospettive etnografiche sulle trasformazioni del lavoro e dell’impresa in Italia (L'Harmattan Italia, 2016).

Subject: Anthropology (General)Political and Economic AnthropologySociology
Area: Southern Europe


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