Class, Regionalism, and Commitment

Douglas Harper and Palrizia Faccioli

in The Italian Way

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780226317243
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226317267 | DOI:
Class, Regionalism, and Commitment

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This chapter takes us to the homes and kitchens of typical Bolognese. It describes the struggles and poverty and notes the peculiar ability Italians seem to have to improvise in the face of difficulty to produce an admired cuisine. The chapter offers a first step in understanding a cultural treasure, which may teach something about how to enrich our lives and act with greater kindness for the planet. All is not perfect in the world of Italian cuisine, but much is very right.

Keywords: social classes; regionalism; commitment; Italy; Italian culture; Italian food

Chapter.  11498 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociology

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