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A.A. 2009/2010 --- Alessandria

Italian studies


Codice GISS: NON COMUNICATO
Settore scientifico: m-sto/03
Il corso si tiene a l'indirizzo: Via Cavour 84, 15121 Alessandria
Titolare del corso:
Crediti: 6
Ore: 30
Anno: 2
Semestre: 1
Organizzazione del corso: Lezioni
Modalità di frequenza: Consigliata

MATERIALE DIDATTICO: http://sp.dir.unipmn.it

[English] English Version

. Supporti alla didattica in uso alla docenza

computer projector

. Prerequisiti al corso

basic knowledge in European history, 1870-1991

. Obiettivo del corso

ITALIAN STUDIES is a course intended primarily for students in the field of Social Sciences (but open to students in any field). It intends to provide a broad introduction to the peculiarities of Italian development in the fields of History, Sociology and Economics. It will also address specific topics which might arise from discussions. The course will be exclusively in English.

. Competenze e conoscenze attese

Understanding of the main problems of Italian History, Sociology and Economics. Ability to analyse and process documents, social and economic statistics of the region.

. Propedeuticita' del corso

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. Programma del corso

NB: The Syllabus may be changed to adapt to individual interests
Syllabus:
Introduction. Why study another country?

Part: The Peculiarities of Italian History

Too much Heritage. Antiquity, Middle Ages and Renaissance: how much does it matter?
Coming to terms with Decline: how Italy left Europe
Risorgimento: how special was Italian Nationalism?
Fascism: a detour or a revelation?
Wartime: the Italian experience
White and Red: Catholicism and Communism in Postwar Italy


Part II: Debates and explanations

Amoral Familism
Clientelism
Civil Society
Back to Culture?

. Attivita' di supporto alla didattica

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. Strumenti didattici

Contemporary documents and sources, historical cartography, statistical data (available in electronic or paper format)

. Bibliografia - Testi d'esame

NB the choice of textsmay be changed to adapt to individual interests
Relevant extracts will be provided from the following texts:

Introduction: Why study another country?
M. Eve, Studying another country: the case of Britain (Torino: Stampatori, 1988) (ch. 1).

Part I: Peculiarities of Italian History

C. Dionisotti, Europe in Sixteenth-century Italian Literature (Taylorian Lecture, Oxford 1971)
L. Riall, The Italian Risorgimento. State, society and national unification (London: Routledge, 1994)
L. Cafagna, "The Industrial Revolution in Italy, 1830-1914", in C. M. Cipolla (ed.), The Fontana Economic History of Europe.vol. IV: The Emergence of Industrial Societies (London-Glasgow: Collins, 1973)
J. A. Davis (ed.), Gramsci and Italy's Passive Revolution (London: Croom Helm, 1979)
A. Lyttelton (ed.), Italian Fascism (London: Cape, 1973)
D. Ziblatt, Structuring the State. The Formation of Italy and Germany and the Puzzle of Federalism (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006)
D. Forgacs, Italian Culture in the Industrial Era (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1990)
E. Aga-Rossi, A country disbanded (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999).
P. Giusborg, A History of Contemporary Italy. Society and Politics, 1943-1988 (Penguin 1990)
J. Foot, Milan and the Miracle. City, Culture and Identity (Oxford 2001)
P. Ginsborg, Italy and its Discontents, 1980-2001 (Penguin 2001)
V. Zamagni, The Economic History of Italy, 1860-1990 (Oxford: OUP, 1993)

Part II Debates and Explanations

R. Banfield, The Moral basis of a Backward Society (Glencoe, Ill 1958)
*A. Blok, The mafia of a Sicilian Village (New York: Academic Press, 1974)
P. Ginsborg, "Family and Society and the State in Contemporary Italy", Contemporary European History, IV (1995), n. 3, pp. 249-73.
A. Friedman, Agnelli and the Network of Italian Power (London: Harrap, 1988)
R. Putnam, Making Democracy Work (Princeton UP 1993)
D Gambetta, The Sicilian Mafia (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1993)
D. Forgacs and R. Lumley (eds.) Italian Cultural Studies (Oxford 1996)
F. Giavazzi, L. Spaventa, High Public Debt: the Italian Experience, Cambridge University Press, 1988)
T. Jones, The Dark Heart of Italy. Travels Through Time and Psace Across Italy (London: Faber, 2003)

An expanded and updated of this bibliography will be made available in "Materiali didattici".

. Controllo dell'apprendimento

Intermediate tests:
Written test (90'); paper to be submitted and discussed on a specific topic chosen from the course. (see the Guide for the submission of papers, available in the section of "Materiali didattici", under the heading "Norme")

. Modalita' e descrizione della verifica

- Prove scritte - Prove orali -

Understanding of the basic themes of the course, general ability to situate historical problems
Overall oral examination

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