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Author Della Porta, Donatella, 1956-

Title Voices of the valley, voices of the straits : how protest creates communities / Donatella della Porta and Gianni Piazza
Published New York ; Oxford : Berghahn Books, 2008


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 W'PONDS  307.140945 Del/Vot  AVAILABLE
Description vi, 128 pages ; 24 cm
Series Protest, culture and society ; v. 1
Protest, culture and society ; v. 1
Contents Ch. 1. Local Conflict between Interest and Identity: an Introduction -- Ch. 2. Networks and Cross-fertilisation: the Resources of the Protest -- Ch. 3. Protest and Identity: the Symbolic Construction of Conflict -- Ch. 4. In Movement: the Repertoires of the Protest -- Ch. 5. Voices of the Valley, Voices of the Straits: a Conclusion
Summary "Protest campaigns against large-scale public works usually take place within a local context. However, since the 1990s new forms of protest have been emerging. This book analyses two cases from Italy that illustrate this development: the environmentalist protest campaigns against the TAV (the building of a new high-speed railway in Val de Susa, close to the border with France), and the construction of the Bridge on the Messina Straits (between Calabria and Sicily). Such mobilizations emerge from local conflicts but develop as part of a global justice movement, often resulting in the production of new identities. They are promoted through multiple networks of different social and political groups, that share common claims and adopt various forms of protest action. It is during the protest campaigns that a sense of community is created."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [115]-125) and index
Subject Protest movements -- Italy.
Communities -- Italy.
Environmentalism -- Italy.
High speed trains -- Environmental aspects -- Italy -- Susa Valley.
Bridges -- Environmental aspects -- Italy -- Messina, Strait of.
Author Piazza, Gianni, 1963-
LC no. 2008026633
ISBN 9781845455156 alkaline paper
1845455150 alkaline paper