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Contemporary Italian Sociology

Contemporary Italian Sociology
A Reader


Diana Pinto, Massimo Paci, Enrico Pugliese, Franco Ferrarotti, Marzio Barbagli, Alessandro Pizzorno, Carlo Donolo, Emilio Reyneri, Alberto Melucci, Laura Balbo, Vittorio Capecchi
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  • Date Published: October 1981
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521281911


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  • First published in 1981, this book contains a series of sociological essays translated from Italian into English. It shows how Italian sociology offers a highly original blend of economic and sociological analyses in addressing Italy's main social problems and how its themes and methods could profitably be integrated into other sociological traditions. The anthology uses Italy as an illustration in examining social and sociological themes of crucial concern to the international social scientific community. In a substantial introduction Diana Pinto argues that Italy can be seen as a 'metaphor' for wider international debates about development and modernisation.

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    • Date Published: October 1981
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521281911
    • length: 250 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Biographical notes on the authors
    Introduction Diana Pinto
    Part I. The Labour Market:
    1. Internal migrations and the capitalist labour market Massimo Paci
    2. The Mansholt Plan and the mezzogiorno Enrico Pugliese
    3. From capital to periphery Franco Ferrarotti
    4. Some hypotheses on education in Italy Marzio Barbagli
    5. Education and internal migrations Marzio Barbagli
    Part II. Social Classes:
    6. Middle strata in the mechanisms of consensus Alessandro Pizzorno
    7. Uneven development and social disaggregation: notes for an analysis of classes in the south Carlo Donolo
    Part III. Social Actors and Politics:
    8. The trade union movement, social and economic crisis and historical compromise Emilio Reyneri
    9. Ten hypotheses for the analysis of new movements Alberto Melucci
    Part IV. Dualism, the Welfare State and Market Economy:
    10. A case of welfare capitalism: Italian society Laura Balbo
    11. Class structure in Italian society Massimo Paci
    Part V. Appendix:
    12. From sociological research to the enquiry Vittorio Capecchi

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    Diana Pinto


    Diana Pinto, Massimo Paci, Enrico Pugliese, Franco Ferrarotti, Marzio Barbagli, Alessandro Pizzorno, Carlo Donolo, Emilio Reyneri, Alberto Melucci, Laura Balbo, Vittorio Capecchi

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