I Terroni in Città: revisiting southern migrants militancy in Turin's hot autumn

Pizzolato, Nicola (2012) I Terroni in Città: revisiting southern migrants militancy in Turin's hot autumn. Contemporary European History, 21 (4). pp. 619-634. ISSN 0960-7773

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Abstract

This article proposes a revision of the predominant view of southern Italians during the ‘Hot Autumn’ of 1969 in Turin, one of the most remarkable moments of working-class mobilisation in modern European history. The representation of southern Italians as ‘primitive rebels’ and ‘spontaneous’ radicals has its roots in an earlier notion of southerners as social deviants and has obscured a much more complex historical reality. This image, endorsed by historians and popularised in fictional accounts, contradicts contemporary evidence which points to southerners’ singular mix of radicalism and conservatism, resistance and integration.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Labour migration, radicalism, social protest
Research Areas: A. > Work and Learning Research Centre
Item ID: 10657
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Depositing User: Nico Pizzolato
Date Deposited: 29 May 2013 12:35
Last Modified: 31 May 2019 05:37
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/10657

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