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A pioneering work in oral history, this book tells the story of the rise and fall of the industrial revolution and the apogee and crisis of the labor movement through an oral history of Terni, a steel town in Central Italy and the seat of the first large industrial enterprise in Italy. This story is told through a combination of stories, songs, myths and memories from over 200 voices of five generations, woven with a wealth of archival material. …mehr

Produktbeschreibung
A pioneering work in oral history, this book tells the story of the rise and fall of the industrial revolution and the apogee and crisis of the labor movement through an oral history of Terni, a steel town in Central Italy and the seat of the first large industrial enterprise in Italy. This story is told through a combination of stories, songs, myths and memories from over 200 voices of five generations, woven with a wealth of archival material.

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  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
  • Seitenzahl: 400
  • Erscheinungstermin: 27. September 2017
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9783319508986
  • Artikelnr.: 53035666
Autorenporträt
Alessandro Portelli is a former professor of Anglo-American Literature at the University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy. He is the winner of the prestigious Viareggio Prize as well as an Oral History Association book award for The Order Has Been Carried Out (Palgrave, 2003).
Inhaltsangabe
Part I 1. Introduction: Speaking, Writing and Remembering 2. The Red and the Black: Rebels, Patriots and Outlaws 3. How Green Was My Valley: Feudal Landlords and Struggling Peasants 4. How Steel Was Forged: The Making of a Working Class 5. Rebels: Socialists, Anarchists and the Subversive Tradition 6. The Iron Heel, or, We Didn't Have Any Trouble: The Coming of Fascism 7. Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Surviving and Resisting Fascism 8. Apocalypse Now: War, Hunger and Mass Destruction 9. Red Is the Color: The Gramsci Brigade 10. The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: Economic Boom and Industrial Crisis 11. Staying Alive: The Rise of Alternative Cultures Part II: Specialty Steel 12. David and Goliath: The Town, the Factory and the Strike 13. The Workers and the World: Terni Steel in the Age of Globalization 14. The Empire Strikes Back: The Town, the Factory and the Strike: Reprise 15. A Tale of Two Cities: Death, Survival and Powerlessness in the Neo-Liberal Age 16. Epilogue: Working-Class Sublime.
Rezensionen
"Biography of an Industrial Town is an ironclad book that is essential reading for everyone interested in oral history, the politics of resistance, and the privileging of the testimonies of narrators." (William Burns, The Oral History Review, Vol. 46 (2), 2019)