Italy and Its Discontents
Family, Civil Society, State, 1980-2001Book - 2003
A major bestseller in Italy, Paul Ginsborg's account of this most recent and dynamic period in Italy's history is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand contemoprary Italy. Ginsborg chronicles a period that witnessed a radical transformation in the country's social, economic and political landscape, creating a fascinating and definitve account of how Italy has coped or failed to cope as it moves from one century to the next. With particular emphasis on its role in italian life, work and culture Ginsborg shows how smaller families, longer lives and greater generation crossover have had significant effects on Italian society. Ginsborg looks at the 2000 elections, the influence of the Mafia, the decline of both Communism and Catholicism, and the change in national identity. This is modern history at its best.
Publisher: New York ; Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England : Palgrave Macmillan. 2003.
Branch Call Number: 945.092 G493
Characteristics: xv, 520 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.