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1996 Managing Existence in Naples: Morality, Action, and Structure. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Pardo, Italo (1996) 1996 Managing Existence in Naples: Morality, Action, and Structure. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Cambridge studies in social and cultural anthropology . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 232 pp. ISBN 0-521-56665-7. E-ISBN 978-0-511-62180-2. (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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Abstract

Italo Pardo has produced a thoughtful and original account of the moral life of Naples, a city in which the ethics of work, family and neighbourhood exist in complex relationship with the teachings of the Church and, crucial to key processes of democracy, with the power and limitations of law, bureaucracy and government. Dr Pardo identifies the importance of strong continuous interaction between material and non-material aspects in the entrepreneurial strategies of ordinary Neapolitans and shows the ways in which different ethical systems are negotiated in everyday life. Success is measured not only by material gain, but also by satisfying spiritual obligations and meeting the claims of intimate loyalties. This is one of the very few ethnographic studies of a European city; it questions old assumptions and raises fresh issues in the field of urban studies demonstrating the significance of empirical analysis to mainstream debates in social theory.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Social and Cultural Anthropology
Depositing User: I. Pardo
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2015 06:25 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:16 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/51469 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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