How elections are fought in Ascoli: kinship, politics, history and culture

Colclough, Nevill (2000) How elections are fought in Ascoli: kinship, politics, history and culture. Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 5 (2). pp. 186-206. ISSN 1354-571X. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Based on fieldwork and archival study in a small north Puglian town, this article explores the complex interrelationship between kinship and politics. In the context of a recent local election, it seeks to show how ties of kinship and affinity provide a moral framework and idiom for civic cooperation, and how shared political ideologies and a common political heritage define and reinforce a sense of lineage identity. It argues that a failure to engage with the implications of 'kinship beyond the household' has both detracted from the analysis of Italian local politics and impeded our understanding of the long-term resilience of wider kinship forms,especially in periods of acute system change.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: elections; patronage; social memory; kinship; mezzogiorno
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2009 17:27
Last Modified: 14 May 2014 15:27
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