Italian Communism: The Escape from Leninism : an Anthropological Perspective

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Pluto Press, 1990 - 246 pages
Crispen Shore's work is based on research in the heart of the Communist-governed city of Perugia. He traces major factors which explain the success of the PCI - its disengagement from the Soviet Union, its break with the strictures of Marxist-Leninist orthodoxy, its development of an independent popular national vision of socialism and the expansive sub-cultural role it has created for itself within Italian society. view of the world and of history from an Italian communist perspective, and an anthropological analysis of that worldview.

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The PCIs Approach to Power Society State
Construction of Communist Identity in Italy

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About the author (1990)

Cris Shore is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Auckland (New Zealand). His most recent publications are: ‚e~Up Close and Personal: On Peripheral Perspectives and the Production of Anthropological Knowledge‚e(tm), Oxford/New York: Berghahn (co-edited with Susanna Trnka, 2013) and ‚e~The Sage Handbook of Social Anthropology‚e(tm).

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