Dentro la città. Forum con Luciano Brancaccio, Nick Dines, Jason Pine e Marcello Ravveduto

Brancaccio, Luciano, Dines, Nick, Pine, Jason and Ravveduto, Marcello (2014) Dentro la città. Forum con Luciano Brancaccio, Nick Dines, Jason Pine e Marcello Ravveduto. Meridiana (80) . pp. 197-220. ISSN 0394-4115 [Article]


Drawing on over ten years of ethnographic research on the neomelodica music scene in Campania, The Art of Making Do in Naples (University of Minnesota Press 2012) offers several empirical, theoretical and methodological points of interest for scholars working in a range of social science disciplines. For this reason, Meridiana hosted a forum on the book comprised of scholars from variety of backgrounds (history, sociology and anthropology). Pine’s work is the first to explore, through in depth long-term field research, the social spaces where formal, informal and illicit economic activities overlap. In their discussion, the participants of the forum engaged a number of issues relevant to readers of Meridiana, including: Pine’s concept of the «contact zone,» stereotypical representations of the neomelodica scene and of Neapolitan popular classes more generally, the power and form of camorra networks, the fraught relationship between researcher and the field, and the spaces of indeterminacy that comprise the topography of social research. Pine’s book and, in part, the forum discussion, argue for the need to question the interpretive and ethical certainties of «common sense» and/or theory, treat the field instead as a space of immanent knowledge to be considered situationally and concretely.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Neomelodica music scene, popular classes, organized crime, contact zone
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 14597
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Depositing User: Nick Dines
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2015 10:35
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 11:27

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