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Disastro! Disasters in Italy Since 1860 : Culture, Politics, Society - John Dickie

Disastro! Disasters in Italy Since 1860

Culture, Politics, Society

By: John Dickie (Editor), John Foot (Editor), Frank M. Snowden (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th March 2002
ISBN: 9780312239602
Number Of Pages: 342

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There is no European society whose modern history has been more deeply marked by disasters, both natural and social, than has Italy's. Disasters whether epidemics, earthquakes, floods, war, or terrorism--test the social fabric and the political system to their limits, as survival and rebuilding draw on the deepest cultural reserves. This book brings together new research on all aspects of the Italian experience of disaster from unification to the present day. It book is a significant contribution both to the understanding of Italian history, and to the study of the impact of disasters on society.

Industry Reviews

'John Dickie's research offers one of the most acute and original analyses of the way the idea of Southern Italy has been constructed in the contemporary era. An innovative contribution by a perceptive member of a new generation of British historians who, in recent years, have helped change the way Italy has traditionally been represented.' - Piero Bevilacqua, Professore Ordinario of Contemporary History, University of Rome

'...this book is a welcome addition to reading lists on modern Italy.' - Italian Politics & Society

'The variety of the methods untilized to study disaster in this volume will surely be helpful in stimulating the kinds of comparitive analyses that would be especially fruitful among countries that border the Mediterranean.' - Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Mediterranean Historical Review

Thinking Disasters—
The Italian Experience of Disaster—
Legitimacy and the State Disasters and the Building of the National Image of the House of Savoy—
The Clericals and Disaster: Polemic and Solidarism in Liberal Italy—
Dogali and Adua: Two Disasters of Italian Colonialism—
The Disaster of Caporetto—
Medical and Moral Disaster: Epidemic Malaria in Latina, 1944-46—
Policy and Politics Civil Protection in Italy: Recent History, Current Status, and Future Prospects—
Three Earthquakes: Political Response, Reconstruction, and Institutions: Belice 1968, Friuli 1976, Campania 1980—
Experience, Representation, and Memory
The Smell of Disaster: Messina 1908—
The City and the Massacre: Milan and Piazza Fontana, 1969-1999—
Shapes of Memory: Commemorating a Terrorist Act, the Slaughter in Bologna—
Rituals and Rhetorics of Disaster: Patterns of Catastrophe Coverage in the Italian Media: Sarno 1998—
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ISBN: 9780312239602
ISBN-10: 0312239602
Series: St Martins Press
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 342
Published: 28th March 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 14.88  x 2.85
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1