Italy Report 1991

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The 1991 Italy Report, now in its third edition, has been based on six dichotomies, illustrated by six essays accompanied by sixty phenomenological files. Through the “dialectic of opposites”, the volume analyses the evolution and changes in society and highlights the most representative themes of current events.

With over 600 pages, the Report is a useful tool for understanding a changing Italy.

The dichotomies identified and contained in the Report are:

MALAISE/WELLBEING SERVICE/DISSERVICE NORTH/SOUTH – IDENTITY/DIFFERENCE SILENCE/CLAMOUR PROJECT/RENUNCIATION

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Index

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GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS

The search for meaning and the potential society

by Gian Maria Fara, President of Eurispes

 

CHAPTER 1 – MALAISE/WELL-BEING

1 As long as there is health there is life

2 Public dis/administration

3 The future is in the past: the question of the third age

4 Lifestyles

5 Income and wealth

6 Employment and technology

7 The “white evil”: accidents at work

8 Youth unease

9 Citizenship and participation

10 Culture of delegation

 

CHAPTER 2 – SERVICE/DISSERVICE

11 Disused knowledge: the scholastic institution in the Italy of decay

12 The labyrinth: flows and trends of the university population

13 Surviving welfare: social security

14 The costs of public administration

15 Binary, sad and lonely: land and sea transport

16 The ways of the sky are infinite: air transport

17 Stolen art: the artistic heritage

18 The burnt-out forest

19 The rights of citizens

20 Telecommunications

 

CHAPTER 3 – NORTH/SOUTH

21 Prices and consumption in the two Italies

22 Sporting only in words

23 The quality of life

24 The growth of the South

25 In search of lost grain

26 But is work really a right?

27 Demographic trends in opulent Italy

28 The city

29 Organised crime

30 An example of development in the South: Catania

 

CHAPTER 4 – IDENTITY/DIFFERENCE

31 Sicily, land of immigration

32 Italians and immigrants: possible racism

33 Italy as seen by others

34 The religion of others

35 Minorities at the ballot box

36 The phenomenon of the Lega

37 Aids, the plague of the third millennium

38 The body and absence: handicap as diversity

39 The social telephone

40 Behind bars: the foreign prison population

 

CHAPTER 5 – SILENCE/CLAMOUR

41 Black silence and white clamour: information on the Martelli Decree

42 War on TV

43 Power and editorial concentration

44 Advertising and the press

45 Dancing and more: young people’s musical enjoyment

46 Videogames

47 Do young people love Gutenberg? Young people’s approach to reading

48 Journalists and the handicap

49 In the faithful centuries: the Carabinieri through the press

50 Opinion surveys

 

CHAPTER 6 – PROJECT/RENUNCIATION

51 Citizen Joe’s private war: associations in Italy

52 The green archipelago

53 The void and the ballot box: the abstentionist phenomenon

54 Outside the classroom: school and university drop-outs

55 The new professions

56 Youth work

57 The family

58 Young people and commitment

59 The Church and the social sphere

60 Religiosity

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Introduzione

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Malaise/Wellbeing Service/Disservice North/South – Identity/Difference Silence/Clamour Project/Renunciation

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