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Patrons and Partisans

Patrons and Partisans
A Study of Politics in Two Southern Italian Comuni

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology

  • Date Published: September 1980
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521228725


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  • In this book, Caroline White presents a challenge to the orthodox approach to southern Italian politics. From her study of two neighbouring villages in the Abruzzi region, she argues that patron-clientism - a form of political relations by means of which resources are distributed in exchange for political support, and which has been seen as typical in southern Italy - is not universal, and that the particularities of local history may give rise to alternative forms that are open and democratic, and oppose the domination of political elités. By immersing herself in the two communities Dr White has developed a deep understanding of the interrelations between economic life, kinship ties, friendship networks, clubs, and religious beliefs in each: her explanation of the striking political differences between the villages in terms of the historical development of the social relations of production is rigorous and convincing.

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    • Date Published: September 1980
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521228725
    • length: 208 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • weight: 0.475kg
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • Author

    Caroline White, University of Kent, Canterbury

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