Milan Since the Miracle

Milan Since the Miracle

This book is the first comprehensive post-war history of one of Europe's most vibrant cities throughout an extraordinary period of social, cultural and economic change.

Author: John Foot

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic

ISBN: UOM:39015047461150

Category: History

Page: 240

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This book is the first comprehensive post-war history of one of Europe's most vibrant cities throughout an extraordinary period of social, cultural and economic change. The capital of Italy's economic miracle of the 1950s and 60s, Milan was a magnet for immigrants, as industry, design and culture created a heady mix of wealth, innovation and conflict. By the 1980s, heavy industry had all but disappeared and the city had reinvented itself as the world capital of fashion and a dynamic post-industrial metropolis. Meanwhile, the urban landscape was darkened by the bleak estates of the peripheries and the corruption scandals that exploded in what became known as 'Tangentopoli', or Bribesville. This fascinating book traces Milan's 'biography' through its buildings, design, fashion, cinema, families, immigrants and television. The city emerges as a potent economic power-house and laboratory for change, where art and culture converge in a modern but problematic urban space. Anyone interested in Italian history, urban studies or the future of Europe's cities will find this book an essential read.
Categories: History

The Milan Miracle

The Milan Miracle

banners have water spots from prolonged, inadequate storage, ... It had been seven years since Milan beat North Decatur in the sectional semifinals.

Author: Bill Riley

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253020956

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 194

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Will lightning ever strike twice? Can David beat Goliath a second time? These questions haunt everyone in the small town of Milan, Indiana, whose basketball team inspired Hoosiers, the greatest underdog sports movie ever made. From a town of just 1,816 residents, the team remains forever an underdog, but one with a storied past that has them eternally frozen in their 1954 moment of glory. Every ten years or so, Milan has a winning season, but for the most part, they only manage a win or two each year. And still, perhaps because it’s the only option for Milan, the town believes that the Indians can rise again. Bill Riley follows the modern day Indians for a season and explores how the Milan myth still permeates the town, the residents, and their high level of expectations of the team. Riley deftly captures the camaraderie between the players and their coach and their school pride in being Indians. In the end, there are few wins or causes for celebration—there is only the little town where basketball is king and nearly the whole town shows up to watch each game. The legend of Milan and Hoosiers is both a blessing and a curse.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Miracle in Milan

Miracle in Milan

one I wish to answer if only because I owe a debt of courtesy to my audience . )
Of course it is – even if , for me at least , the public is a mysterious entity that
bewilders me by its incongruous and unpredictable reactions . The crowd is a
monster ...

Author: Vittorio De Sica

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015048756764

Category: I poveri disturbano (Motion picture)

Page: 120

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"Story by Cesare Zavattini, from his novel Totao, il buono.".
Categories: I poveri disturbano (Motion picture)

Italian Crime Fiction

Italian Crime Fiction

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 12 14 Notes 1 'Milano, alla fine degli anni '60, costituisce la città-pilota di tutto il processo di ... John Foot, Milan since the Miracle.

Author:

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9780708324332

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 159

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The present volume is the first study in the English language to focus specifically on Italian crime fiction, weaving together a historical perspective and a thematic approach, with a particular focus on the representation of space, especially city space, gender, and the tradition of impegno, the social and political engagement which characterised the Italian cultural and literary scene in the postwar period. The 8 chapters in this volume explore the distinctive features of the Italian tradition from the 1930s to the present, by focusing on a wide range of detective and crime novels by selected Italian writers, some of whom have an established international reputation, such as C. E. Gadda, L. Sciascia and U. Eco, whilst others may be relatively unknown, such as the new generation of crime writers of the Bologna school and Italian women crime writers. Each chapter examines a specific period, movement or group of writers, as well as engaging with broader debates over the contribution crime fiction makes more generally to contemporary Italian and European culture. The editor and contributors of this volume argue strongly in favour of reinstating crime fiction within the canon of Italian modern literature by presenting this once marginalised literary genre as a body of works which, when viewed without the artificial distinction between high and popular literature, shows a remarkable insight into Italy’s postwar history, tracking its societal and political troubles and changes as well as often also engaging with metaphorical and philosophical notions of right or wrong, evil, redemption, and the search of the self.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Archipelago

The Archipelago

72 Russell King and Nicola Mai, Out of Albania: From Crisis Migration to Social ... 77 John Foot, Milan since the Miracle: City, Culture and Identity, ...

Author: John Foot

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408843512

Category: History

Page: 496

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'An enjoyable, highly readable history that manages to bring murky, often fiendishly complex events into the light' Sunday Times Italy emerged from the Second World War in ruins. Divided, invaded and economically broken, it was a nation that some claimed had ceased to exist. By the 1960s, Italy could boast the fastest-growing economy in the world, as rural society disappeared almost overnight. In The Archipelago, acclaimed historian John Foot chronicles Italy's tumultuous history from the post-war period to the present. From the silent assimilation of fascists into society after 1945 to the artistic peak of neorealist cinema, he examines both the corrupt and celebrated sides of the country. While often portrayed as a failed state on the margins of Europe, Italy has instead been at the centre of innovation and change – a political laboratory. This new history tells the fascinating story of a country always marked by scandal but with the constant ability to re-invent itself. Comprising original research and lively insights, The Archipelago chronicles the crises and modernisations of over seventy years of post-war Italy, from its fields, factories, squares and housing estates to the political intrigue of Rome.
Categories: History

Triumph of the City

Triumph of the City

... 2003), 152. lost the edge that comes from urban density: Saxenian, ... icon: Foot, Milan Since the Miracle, 118. two design magazines: Nelson, ...

Author: Edward Glaeser

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101475676

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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A pioneering urban economist presents a myth-shattering look at the majesty and greatness of cities America is an urban nation, yet cities get a bad rap: they're dirty, poor, unhealthy, environmentally unfriendly . . . or are they? In this revelatory book, Edward Glaeser, a leading urban economist, declares that cities are actually the healthiest, greenest, and richest (in both cultural and economic terms) places to live. He travels through history and around the globe to reveal the hidden workings of cities and how they bring out the best in humankind. Using intrepid reportage, keen analysis, and cogent argument, Glaeser makes an urgent, eloquent case for the city's importance and splendor, offering inspiring proof that the city is humanity's greatest creation and our best hope for the future. "A masterpiece."—Steven D. Levitt, coauthor of Freakonomics "Bursting with insights."—The New York Times Book Review
Categories: Social Science

Milan Productions Spatial Patterns and Urban Change

Milan  Productions  Spatial Patterns and Urban Change

Milan since the miracle. London: Bloomsbury Academic. Knieling, J. and Othengrafen, F. eds. (2016). Cities in crisis. Abingdon: Routledge.

Author: Simonetta Armondi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351979115

Category: Architecture

Page: 146

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As a main urban centre of one of the most dynamic European regions, Milan is a key location from which to study narratives of innovations and contemporary productions – old and new manufacturing, tertiary and consumptive sectors, creative and cultural economy – and investigate their influence both on spatial patterns and urban policy agenda. Accordingly, this book explores the contentious geographies of innovation, productions and working spaces, both empirically and theoretically in a city that, since the beginning of the 2000s, has been involved in a process of urban change, with relevant spatial and socio-economic effects, within an increasingly turbulent world economy. Through this analysis, the book provides an insight into the complexity of contemporary urban phenomena beyond a traditional metropolitan lens, highlighting issues such as rescaling, urban decentralization and recentralization, extensive urban transformation and shrinkage and molecular urban regeneration. This book is a valuable resource for academics, researchers and scholars focusing on Urban Studies such as Urban Policy, Urban Planning, Urban Geography, Urban Economy and Urban Sociology.
Categories: Architecture

Vittorio De Sica

Vittorio De Sica

Miracle in Milan , adapted for film by Cesare Zavattini from his novel Totò , il buono , follows its aptly named hero from his foundling origin to his ...

Author: Stephen Snyder

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802083811

Category: Social Science

Page: 285

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Recognized as a master of Italian cinema, Vittorio De Sica is perhaps best known and most respected for his critically acclaimed neorealist films of the period 1946-55. As this anthology reveals, however, his production was remarkably multifaceted. The essays included here - some newly commissioned, some reprinted, and others in translation - look at De Sica's varied career from many perspecives. Structured chronologically, the volume begins by introducing readers to De Sica's early popularity as an actor and singer during the years of Italian Fascism, and to his initial directorial efforts before the end of World War II. It was not until the postwar era, however, that De Sica made his mark in film history. Special attention is given to this critical phase of his career, which encompasses the neorealist films that made him famous: "Shoeshine", "Bicycle Thieves", "Miracle in Milan", and "Umberto D." When the neorealist movement waned after 1955, De Sica returned to his roots in Neapolitan comedy for a series of commercially successful films starring Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni. Memorable works from this period include "Two Women" and "Marriage Italian Style" as well as "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow", which won De Sica an Academy Award in 1965. In one of his final films, "The Garden of the Finzi Continis", he returned to the subject of World War II and to the human tragedy characteristic of his best neorealist productions. This fine anthology offers a comprehensive critical survey that covers the entire scope of De Sica's career, and is an excellent resource for students, critics and film enthusiasts.
Categories: Social Science

Politics and Society in Italian Crime Fiction

Politics and Society in Italian Crime Fiction

Translated by Ed Emery as Accidental Death ofan Anar- chist. [1979] 1992. London: Methuen. ... Milan Since the Miracle. City, Culture and Identity.

Author: Barbara Pezzotti

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786476527

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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This book comprehensively covers the history of Italian crime fiction from its origins to the present. Using the concept of "moral rebellion," the author examines the ways in which Italian crime fiction has articulated the country's social and political changes. The book concentrates on such writers as Augusto de Angelis (1888-1944), Giorgio Scerbanenco (1911-1969), Leonardo Sciascia (1921-1989), Andrea Camilleri (b. 1925), Loriano Macchiavelli (b. 1934), Massimo Carlotto (b. 1956), and Marcello Fois (b. 1960). Through the analysis of writers belonging to differing crucial periods of Italy's history, this work reveals the many ways in which authors exploit the genre to reflect social transformation and dysfunction.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Kidnapping in Milan The CIA on Trial

A Kidnapping in Milan  The CIA on Trial

Long after the miracle went bust, a haphazard jumble of tenements might still be called a Corea, because so many of them had been built during the Korean ...

Author: Steve Hendricks

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393080681

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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A book so compelling it deserves to become one of the nonfiction classics of our time. As propulsively readable as the best “true crime,” A Kidnapping in Milan is a potent reckoning with the realities of counterterrorism. In a mesmerizing page-turner, Steve Hendricks gives us a ground-level view of the birth and growth of international Islamist terrorist networks and of counterterrorism in action in Europe. He also provides an eloquent, eagle’s-eye perspective on the big questions of justice and the rule of law. “In Milan a known fact is always explained by competing stories,” Hendricks writes, but the stories that swirled around the February 2003 disappearance of the radical imam Abu Omar would soon point in one direction—to a covert action by the CIA. The police of Milan had been exploiting their wiretaps of Abu Omar for useful information before the taps went silent. The Americans were their allies in counterterrorism—would they have disrupted a fruitful investigation? In an extraordinary tale of detective versus spy, Italian investigators under the leadership of prosecutor Armando Spataro unraveled in embarrassing detail the “covert” action in which Abu Omar had been kidnapped and sent to be tortured in Egypt. Spataro—seasoned in prosecutions of the Mafia and the Red Brigades and a passionate believer in the rule of law—sought to try the kidnappers in absentia: the first-ever trial of CIA officers by a U.S. ally. An exemplary achievement in narrative nonfiction writing, A Kidnapping in Milan is at once a detective story, a history of the terrorist menace, and an indictment of the belief that man’s savagery against man can be stilled with more savagery yet.
Categories: Political Science

Silvio Berlusconi

Silvio Berlusconi

At Brugherio , just outside Milan , Berlusconi planned a complex of apartment ... of Milano 2 is in John Foot , Milan since the Miracle , Oxford 2001 , pp .

Author: Paul Ginsborg

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1844675416

Category: History

Page: 195

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Ginsborg, a noted historian of contemporary Italy, here explains why Silvio Berlusconi should be taken seriously. This book combines historical narrative with careful analysis of Berlusconi's political development.
Categories: History

Pier Paolo Pasolini Framed and Unframed

Pier Paolo Pasolini  Framed and Unframed

since circulated as autonomous works, which foreground both Pasolini's “directorial” ... (London: Penguin, 1990), 210–53; John Foot, Milan since the Miracle ...

Author: Luca Peretti

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501328862

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 760

This cross-disciplinary volume, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Framed and Unframed, explores and complicates our understanding of Pasolini today, probing notions of otherness in his works, his media image, and his legacy. Over 40 years after his death Pier Paolo Pasolini continues to challenge and interest us, both in academic circles and in popular discourses. Today his films stand as lampposts of Italian cinematic production, his cinematic theories resonate broadly through academic circles, and his philosophical, essayistic, and journalistic writings-albeit relatively sparsely translated into other languages-are still widely influential. Pasolini has also become an image, a mascot, a face on tote bags, a graffiti image on walls, an adjective (pasolinian). The collected essays push us to consider and reconsider Pasolini, a thinker for the twenty-first century.
Categories: Performing Arts

Italy and Its Discontents

Italy and Its Discontents

Milan since the Miracle. City, Culture and Identity, Oxford, 2001. Forbice, A, and Fornari, G. C., I bugiardi del fisco, Roma, 1985.

Author: NA NA

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137117410

Category: History

Page: 521

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A major bestseller in Italy, Paul Ginsborg's account of this most recent and dynamic period in Italy's history is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand contemoprary Italy. Ginsborg chronicles a period that witnessed a radical transformation in the country's social, economic and political landscape, creating a fascinating and definitve account of how Italy has coped or failed to cope as it moves from one century to the next. With particular emphasis on its role in italian life, work and culture Ginsborg shows how smaller families, longer lives and greater generation crossover have had significant effects on Italian society. Ginsborg looks at the 2000 elections, the influence of the Mafia, the decline of both Communism and Catholicism, and the change in national identity. This is modern history at its best.
Categories: History

Italy and its Discontents 1980 2001

Italy and its Discontents 1980 2001

Flick, G. M., Lettera a un procuratore della Repubblica, Milano, 1993. ... Milan since the Miracle. City, Culture and Identity, Oxford, 2001.

Author: Paul Ginsborg

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141931685

Category: History

Page: 544

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In this long-awaited book (already a major bestseller in Italy) Ginsborg has created a fascinating, sophisticated and definitive account of how Italy has coped, or failed to cope, with the past two decades. Contemporary Italy strongly mirrors Britain - the countries have roughly the same extent, population size and GNP - and yet they are fantastically different. Ginsborg sees this difference as most fundamentally clear in the role of the family and it is the family which is at the heart of Italian politics and business. Anyone wishing to understand contemporary Italy will find it essential to have this enormously attractive and intelligent book.
Categories: History

Reconstructing Italy

Reconstructing Italy

Milan Since the Miracle: City, Culture, and Identity. Oxford: Berg Publishers, 2001. ——. “Mass Cultures, Popular Cultures and the Working Class in Milan, ...

Author: Stephanie Zeier Pilat

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317070290

Category: Architecture

Page: 306

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Reconstructing Italy traces the postwar transformation of the Italian nation through an analysis of the Ina-Casa plan for working class housing, established in 1949 to address the employment and housing crises. Government sponsored housing programs undertaken after WWII have often been criticized as experiments that created more social problems than they solved. The neighborhoods of Ina-Casa stand out in contrast to their contemporaries both in terms of design and outcome. Unlike modernist high-rise housing projects of the period, Ina-Casa neighborhoods are picturesque and human-scaled and incorporate local construction materials and methods resulting in a rich aesthetic diversity. And unlike many other government forays into housing undertaken during this period, the Ina-Casa plan was, on the whole, successful: the neighborhoods are still lively and cohesive communities today. This book examines what made Ina-Casa a success among so many failed housing experiments, focusing on the tenuous balance struck between the legislation governing Ina-Casa, the architects who led the Ina-Casa administration, the theory of design that guided architects working on the plan, and an analysis of the results-the neighborhoods and homes constructed. Drawing on the writings of the architects, government documents, and including brief passages from works of neorealist literature and descriptions of neorealist films by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italo Calvino and others, this book presents a portrait of the postwar struggle to define a post-Fascist Italy.
Categories: Architecture

The Miracle of Copenhagen

The Miracle of Copenhagen

They'd based us in Milan, because we were the first English team to play in Turin since Heysel and it was deemed safer to stay in a hotel on the outskirts ...

Author: Layth Yousif

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445649504

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 136

View: 753

The definitive story of the Gunners' triumph in Europe in 1993/94.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Irresistible Empire

Irresistible Empire

In general on Milan in the economic miracle , see John Foot , Milan since the Miracle : City , Culture and Identity ( Oxford : Berg , 2001 ) . 55.

Author: Victoria De Grazia

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674031180

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 586

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The most significant conquest of the twentieth century may well have been the triumph of American consumer society over Europe's bourgeois civilization. It is this little-understood but world-shaking campaign that unfolds in de Grazia's account of how the American standard of living defeated the European way of life and achieved the global cultural hegemony that is both its great strength and its key weakness today. Tracing the peculiar alliance that arrayed New World salesmanship, statecraft, and standardized goods against the Old World's values of status, craft, and good taste, de Grazia describes how all alternative strategies fell before America's consumer-oriented capitalism--first the bourgeois lifestyle, then the Third Reich's command consumption, and finally the grand experiment of Soviet-style socialist planning.--From publisher description.
Categories: Business & Economics

Anna Maria Ortese

Anna Maria Ortese

2 On the complexity of this model, see Petrillo, La capitale del miracolo and Foot, Milan since the Miracle, 19–59. 3 Restivo, The Cinema of Economic ...

Author: Gian Maria Annovi

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442649002

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 485

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Anna Maria Ortese: Celestial Geographies features a selection of essays by established Ortese scholars that trace her remarkable creative trajectory.
Categories: Literary Criticism

David Hume on Miracles Evidence and Probability

David Hume on Miracles  Evidence  and Probability

Those resolutions themselves don't require more than possibility, since ... Nicole tell a story of miracles that were purported to have occurred in Milan as ...

Author: William L Vanderburgh

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781498596947

Category:

Page: 218

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David Hume's argument against believing in miracles has attracted nearly continuous attention from philosophers and theologians since it was first published in 1748. Hume's many commentators, however, both pro and con, have often misunderstood key aspects of Hume's account of evidential probability and as a result have misrepresented Hume's argument and conclusions regarding miracles in fundamental ways. This book argues that Hume's account of probability descends from a long and laudable tradition that goes back to ancient Roman and medieval law. That account is entirely and deliberately non-mathematical. As a result, any analysis of Hume's argument in terms of the mathematical theory of probability is doomed to failure. Recovering the knowledge of this ancient tradition of probable reasoning leads us to a correct interpretation of Hume's argument against miracles, enables a more accurate understanding of many other episodes in the history of science and of philosophy, and may be also useful in contemporary attempts to weigh evidence in epistemically complex situations where confirmation theory and mathematical probability theory have proven to be less helpful than we would have hoped.
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Ageing with Smartphones in Urban Italy

Ageing with Smartphones in Urban Italy

Care and community in Milan and beyond Shireen Walton. Del Giudice, Luisa. 1988. ... Milan since the Miracle: City, culture and identity. Oxford: Berg.

Author: Shireen Walton

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 9781787359710

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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‘Who am I at this (st)age? Where am I and where should I be, and how and where should I live?’ These questions, which individuals ask themselves throughout their lives, are among the central themes of this book, which presents an anthropological account of the everyday experiences of age and ageing in an inner-city neighbourhood in Milan, and in places and spaces beyond. Ageing with Smartphones in Urban Italy explores ageing and digital technologies amidst a backdrop of rapid global technological innovation, including mHealth (mobile health) and smart cities, and a number of wider socio-economic and technological transformations that have brought about significant changes in how people live, work and retire, and how they communicate and care for each other. Based on 16 months of urban digital ethnographic research in Milan, the smartphone is shown to be a ‘constant companion’ in, of and for contemporary life. It accompanies people throughout the day and night, and through individual and collective experiences of movement, change and rupture. Smartphone practices tap into and reflect the moral anxieties of the present moment, while posing questions related to life values and purpose, identities and belonging, privacy and sociability. Through her extensive investigation, Shireen Walton argues that ageing with smartphones in this contemporary urban Italian context is about living with ambiguity, change and contradiction, as well as developing curiosities about a changing world, our changing selves, and changing relationships with and to others. Ageing with smartphones is about figuring out how best to live together, differently.
Categories: Social Science