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Picture of The End of the City of Gold? Industry and Economic Crisis in an Italian Jewellery Town

The End of the City of Gold? Industry and Economic Crisis in an Italian Jewellery Town

Author(s): Michele Filippo Fontefrancesco

Book Description

How does Europe’s economic crisis affect the ways in which industry and entrepreneurship are experienced on a grassroots level? The book offers an answer to this question by exploring the Italian jewellery town of Valenza and the downturn of its principal industry. Through the experiences of its inhabitants, the study investigates the social role that jewellery production had in Valenza and provides an ethnographic account of the crisis the city endures. This analysis delves into the relationship between a community and its industry in order to understand the social and cultural challenges Italy and Europe will face in the future.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4847-3
ISBN-10: 1-4438-4847-6
Date of Publication: 01/08/2013
Pages / Size: 140 / A5
Price: £39.99
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Biography

Michele Filippo Fontefrancesco is a social anthropologist interested in Economic Anthropology and Linguistics. He works at the University of Gastronomic Sciences and the University of Turin in Italy and collaborates with Durham University in the United Kingdom. His research explores tangible and intangible heritage and its use in the development of local economies. His most recent work investigates the social and cultural impact of the current economic crisis in Italy and the UK.