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New Anthropologies of Italy

Politics, History and Culture

Edited by Paolo Heywood

Afterword by Michael Herzfeld

Full Text PDF | Full Text ePUB Made available under a CC BY-NC-ND 4. license with support from European Research Council (grant number 683033).

422 pages, 24 ills., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80539-585-0 $145.00/£107.00 / Hb / Published (July 2024)

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“This is an outstanding and very timely collection that will make a notable and innovative contribution to the field of Italian studies and to the anthropology of Europe more generally. The volume gives a really clear illustration of how classic themes in the anthropology of Italy/Southern Europe/the Mediterranean remain salient (e.g. organized crime, politics, heritage) but have evolved with new and emergent trends...For this reason the volume will be a valuable resource beyond the localized field of Italian anthropology, for anyone interested in key themes in contemporary modernity like migration, populism and heritage.” • Paola Filippucci, University of Cambridge

“This is a necessary, well-organized and timely book. It tackles a set of conceptual and methodological concerns thoroughly and comprehensively that are central to anthropology and Italian history.” • Hannah Malone, University of Groningen


Anthropologists working in Italy are at the forefront of scholarship on several topics including migration, far-right populism, organised crime and heritage. This book heralds an exciting new frontier by bringing together some of the leading ethnographers of Italy and placing together their contributions into the broader realm of anthropological history, culture and new perspectives in Europe.

Paolo Heywood is Assistant Professor of Social Anthropology at Durham University. He is the author of After Difference: Queer Activism in Italy and Anthropological Theory (Berghahn, 2018), Burying Mussolini: Ordinary Life in the Shadows of Fascism (Cornell University Press, forthcoming), and the co-editor of Beyond Description: Anthropologies of Explanation (Cornell University Press, 2023).

Subject: Political and Economic AnthropologyAnthropology (General)
Area: Southern Europe

New Anthropologies of Italy Edited by Paolo Heywood is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) with support from European Research Council (grant number 683033).

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OA ISBN: 978-1-80539-587-4


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