Italy Today: Facing the Challenges of the New Millennium
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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ITALIANS ب ب ر ه مه مه ی وہ
POLITICAL AND SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS
DECISIVE TURNING POINTS AND CONSTITUTIONAL
The U S Dilemma
Shift from Proportional Representation to Majority System Cse cm
Unions Historical Success
DANGERS TO THE STATE
THE TWO ITALIES AND THE SOUTHERN QUESTION
EMIGRATION MIGRATION IMMIGRATION AND SOCIAL
SECULARIZATION OF STATE AND SOCIETY THE CATHOLIC
Table of Contents
FAMILY TRADITION AND CHANGE 293 CHAPTER 11 FAMILY TRADITION AND CHANGE
WOMEN AND GENDER RELATIONS
Communications and Cultural Changes
A Strong Ally of the United States
THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY
INDUSTRIAL CHANGE AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION
All This Come About?
Why Is Italian Productivity Growth So Low?
Between EU and the Regions
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