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 country concerned the situation of rooted well known traditions and the emergence of mass cultural kinds. for this reason, Italy, as soon as the centre of a cultural global, has more and more came across itself at the outer edge of an American media empire and severe questions of cultural id were raised. The Italian case is additional major as a result of the theoretical and political difficulties it has posed. in addition to facing those and similar themes, the booklet examines present trends, comparable to the swift multiplication of sub-cultures and the drawback of 'mass' types. every one bankruptcy is written by means of a expert within the box. even if the essays generally care for particular difficulties, additionally they spotlight either the old context and extra normal issues inside their sphere of interest.

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They met with some success in their attempt to link up with the northern working class. The processes which the 'Economic Miracle' had unleashed in the factories differed markedly, at least in the short term, from those that were being fostered in Italian homes. 9 per cent of the active working population in 1951, to 29 per cent in 1961, and to 33 per cent in 1971 (Sylos Labini, 1974). The composition of this new northern proletariat was strongly rural and southern in origin. It was concentrated in large factories where the monotonous and repetitive work of the operaio comune [semi-skilled worker] predominated.

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8 persons. In most areas of the North there is zero growth or a real numerical decline in population, particularly marked in Liguria and Piedmont. Nonetheless, the link between the nuclear family and its nearest kin remains very strong. Grandparents, while living separately, often continue to playa central role in caring for young grandchildren, and to receive, in turn, moral and physical assistance in their old age. With women's work increasing notably in this period, the family is usually in receipt of two salaries.

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