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Mafia, peasants, and great estates : society in traditional Calabria /
Pino Arlacchi ; translated by Jonathan Steinberg.
imprint
Cambridge, [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1983.
description
ix, 212 p. : ill., maps.
ISBN
0521251362
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imprint
Cambridge, [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1983.
isbn
0521251362
general note
Translation of: Mafia, contadini e latifondo nella Calabria tradizionale.
catalogue key
2789239
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
The nature of traditional societies in Mediterranean countries and the effect on those societies brought about in the twentieth century, have long been debated; but in general these debates has started from an assumption of the relatively homogenous nature of traditional peasant society. In this book Pino Arlacchi demolishes that assumption by demonstrating that within the Italian region of Calabria there existed not one but a range of 'traditional' societies. This book will be of interest to a wide range of sociologists, anthropologists, historians and development economists concerned with the nature of traditional societies and the impact of modernisation on them. Written in a vivd style and offering fascinating insights into the people and history of Calabria, the book will also appeal to general readers interested in the Italian south and the mafia.
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The nature of traditional Mediterranean societies and the effect on them brought about in the twentieth century, has long been debated; but in general stem from an assumption of the relatively homogenous nature of traditional peasant society. Pino Arlacchi demolishes that assumption by demonstrating that within the Italian region of Calabria there existed not one but a range of 'traditional' societies.
Table of Contents
Introduction
The Cosentino
The society of permanent transition of the Plain of Giolia Tauro
The system of latifondo of the Crotonese
Conclusions
Index
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