• Download E-books Labor Disorders in Neoliberal Italy: Mobbing, Well-Being, and the Workplace (New Anthropologies of Europe) PDF

    By Noelle J. Molé

    Psychological harassment at paintings, or "mobbing," has develop into an important public coverage factor in Italy and somewhere else in Europe. Mobbing has given upward thrust to really good counseling clinics, a brand new box services, and new hard work legislation. For Noelle J. Molé, mobbing is a manifestation of Italy’s fast transition from a hugely protectionist to a market-oriented exertions regime and a neoliberal nation. She analyzes the type of mobbing as a work-related ailment, the deployment of preventive public healthiness courses, the relation of mobbing to gendered paintings practices, and employees' use of the concept that of mobbing to make felony and clinical claims, with implications for nation coverage, exertions contracts, and political activities. for plenty of Italian staff, mobbing embodies the social and mental results of an financial system and a kingdom in transition.

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  • Download E-books Sicily (Eyewitness Travel Guides) PDF

    DK Eyewitness Travel's full-color guidebooks to hundreds of thousands of locations all over the world really convey you what others purely let you know. they've got develop into well known for his or her visible excellence, along with unheard of images, 3-D mapping, and specifically commissioned cutaway illustrations.

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    every one advisor is choked with the up to date, trustworthy vacation spot info each vacationer wishes, together with wide inn and eating place listings, themed itineraries, lush images, and diverse maps.

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  • Download E-books My Venice and Other Essays PDF

    By Donna Leon

    Donna Leon’s wildly renowned novels starring Venetian Commissario Guido Brunetti were praised for his or her complex plots and gripping narratives, but in addition for his or her perception into the tradition, politics, kin existence, and historical past of Venice, one of many world’s such a lot valuable towns and Leon’s domestic for over thirty years. Leon’s books open the doorways to a personal Venice, past the succeed in of the hundreds of thousands of foreign tourists who have fun with the city’s canals, foodstuff, and paintings each year.

    My Venice and different Essays is a deal with for enthusiasts of Italy and La Serenissima. gathered listed below are over fifty humorous, captivating, passionate, and insightful essays that variety from battles over rubbish within the canals to issues with rehabbing Venetian genuine property. Leon stocks episodes from her existence in Venice, explores her love of opera, and recounts stories from in and round her state apartment within the mountains. With poignant observations and humor, she additionally explores her relations background and previous existence in New Jersey, and the belief of the Italian man.

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  • Download E-books Pomodoro!: A History of the Tomato in Italy (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History) PDF

    By David Gentilcore

    More than simply the cherished base element of such a lot of of our favourite dishes, the tomato has generated either profound riches and controversy in its farming, processing, trade, and intake. it's a crop infused with nationwide delight and keenness if you develop it, and a logo of outdated global nostalgia in case you declare its historical past and legacy.

    Over time, the tomato has embodied various values and meanings. From its domestication in crucial the USA, it has traveled backward and forward around the Atlantic, powering a narrative of aspiration and development, agriculture and undefined, classification and id, and international transition. during this enjoyable and natural heritage, David Gentilcore recounts the fabulous upward thrust of the tomato from its New international foundation to its outdated global value. From its inauspicious advent into Renaissance Europe, the tomato got here to dominate Italian food and the nutrients over the process 3 centuries.

    Gentilcore explores why elite and peasant cultures took goodbye to assimilate the tomato into Italian cooking and the way it will definitely triumphed. He lines the tomato's visual appeal in scientific and agricultural treatises, go back and forth narratives, family members recipe books, kitchen bills, and Italian artwork, literature, and movie. He specializes in Italy's fascination with the tomato, portray a bigger portrait of adjusting developments and behavior that started with botanical practices within the 16th century and attitudes towards greens within the 17th and eighteenth centuries, and concluded with the emergence of manufacturing facility creation within the 19th. Gentilcore keeps with the transformation of the tomato right into a nationwide image through the years of Italian immigration and Fascism and examines the planetary good fortune of the "Italian" tomato this day, detailing its construction, illustration, and consumption.

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  • Download E-books Italian Venice: A History PDF

    By R. J. B. Bosworth

    In this dependent e-book Richard Bosworth explores Venice—not the wonderful Venice of the Venetian Republic, yet from the autumn of the Republic in 1797 and the Risorgimento up in the course of the today's. Bosworth appears to be like on the glamour and squalor of the belle époque and the darkish underbelly of modernization, the 2 international wars, and the far-reaching oppressions of the fascist regime, via to the “Disneylandification” of Venice and the vacationer increase, the global realization of the biennale and picture competition, and present threats of subsidence and flooding posed via worldwide warming. He attracts out significant themes—the more and more anachronistic yet deeply embedded Catholic Church, the 2 faces of modernization, consumerism as opposed to culture.
    Bosworth interrogates not only Venice’s background yet its meanings, and the way the city’s prior has been co-opted to fit current and infrequently ulterior goals. Venice, he indicates, is a urban the place its histories in addition to its waters ripple at the surface.

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  • Download E-books Fodor's Italy 2015 (Full-color Travel Guide) PDF

    Fodor’s correspondents spotlight the easiest of Italy, together with Rome’s artwork and structure, Tuscany’s excellent hill cities, and the Amalfi Coast’s unbelievable perspectives. Our neighborhood specialists vet each suggestion to make sure you utilize a while, even if it’s your first journey or your fifth.
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  • Download E-books Naples '44: A World War II Diary of Occupied Italy PDF

    As a tender intelligence officer stationed in Naples following its liberation from Nazi forces, Norman Lewis recorded the lives of a proud and colourful humans pressured to outlive on prostitution, thievery, and a determined trust in miracles and therapies. the preferred of Lewis's twenty-seven books, Naples '44 is a landmark poetic research of the suffering of wartime profession and its skill to deliver out the worst, and infrequently the simplest, in human nature. In prose either heartrending and comedian, Lewis describes an period of disillusionment, escapism, and hysteria within which the Allied occupiers mete out justice unfairly and fail to supply simple prerequisites to the population whereas Neapolitan voters accuse one another of being Nazi spies, girls provide their our bodies to an identical Allied squaddies whose provides they thieve on the market at the black marketplace, and indignant younger males arrange militias to oppose "temporary" international rule. but over the chaotic din, Lewis sings in detail of the basic dignity of the Neapolitan humans, whose traditions of civility, braveness, and generosity of spirit shine via day-by-day. This crucial international struggle II booklet is as well timed a learn as ever.

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  • Download E-books Numbers in the Dark PDF

    “Everybody phones every body at each attainable second, and no-one can communicate to anyone . . . Distance has been the warp that helps the weft of each love story.” — from Numbers within the Dark
    Written among 1943 and 1984, the tales in Numbers within the Dark span the profession of 1 of fiction’s glossy masters: from Italo Calvino’s earliest fables, to stories knowledgeable by means of lifestyles in global conflict II–era Italy, to the pleasant experimentation that will outline his later paintings. listed here are speculative stories on lifestyles within the electronic age, genre-bending wonders, and “impossible interviews” with the likes of Montezuma and a Neanderthal. Deftly translated through Tim Parks, Numbers within the Dark exhibits off Calvino’s lifelong reward for sophisticated humor and shimmering philosophical insight.
    Numbers within the Dark is a wonderful grab-bag . . . [with] sufficient gem stones from each section in Calvino’s occupation to make it think indispensable.” — Seattle Times

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  • Download E-books Egypt in Italy: Visions of Egypt in Roman Imperial Culture PDF

    By Molly Swetnam-Burland

    This ebook examines the urge for food for Egyptian and Egyptian-looking paintings in Italy in the course of the century following Rome's annexation of Aegyptus as a province. within the early imperial interval, Roman curiosity in Egyptian tradition was once frequent, as evidenced by way of works starting from the enormous obelisks, delivered to the capital over the Mediterranean Sea through the emperors, to in the neighborhood made emulations of Egyptian artifacts present in deepest houses and in temples to Egyptian gods. even supposing the overseas visual appeal of those works of art used to be valuable to their charm, this booklet situates them inside of their social, political, and inventive contexts in Roman Italy. Swetnam-Burland specializes in what those works intended to their vendors and their audience of their new settings, through exploring facts for the artists who produced them and through reading their dating to the modern literature that educated Roman perceptions of Egyptian background, customs, and myths.

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