More Work! Less Pay! Rebellion and Repression in Italy, 1972-1977

Annotation In the mid-1970s, a long wave of contentious radicalism swept through Italy. Proletarian youth, metropolitan Indians, the area of Autonomy: a shifting galaxy of groups and movements practised new forms of activism. Factories and universities were occupied; rent and utility payments were w...

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Main Author: Edwards, Phil (Author)
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Format: Book Electronic
Published:Manchester : Manchester University Press March 2010 Gordonsville : Macmillan [Distributor]
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Table of Contents:
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • Preface
  • List of abbreviations
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Hot Autumn and after: a cycle of contention reconsidered
  • Innovation: 1966-8
  • Diffusion: 1968-9
  • Engagement: 1969-70
  • Aftermath: 1971-3
  • Towards a new repertoire: from defence to attack, 1969-72
  • Analysing the aftermath: 'outbidding' and beyond
  • A second cycle?
  • 3. From Resistance to Historic Compromise: the politics of the PCI
  • The PCI from Fascism to Liberation
  • The PCI Left from Secchia to Ingrao
  • The PCI and the first cycle
  • The strange success of the Historic Compromise (1972-6)
  • The Historic Compromise hits the rocks (1976-8)
  • The Historic Compromise and the second cycle
  • A sleeping gatekeeper?
  • 4. From Feltrinelli to Moro: a second cycle of contention
  • Autonomy, youth, armed struggle
  • Innovation and disintegration: Lotta Continua, Potere Operaio and the armed struggle groups
  • Autonomia emerges
  • 'Won't pay!' Autonomia leaves the factories
  • 'Time to rebel': the proletarian youth movement
  • We have no choice: new armed groups
  • From innovation to diffusion
  • La Scala, la cacciata di Lama and the movement of 1977
  • Violence and repression
  • Ahead where? After the movement of 1977
  • From Segrate to Bologna: a cycle in review
  • 5. 'Repudiate all forms of intolerance': how the movements were framed
  • Framing the news, framing disorder
  • Framing the news, reading the frames
  • 'Disconnected, irresponsible and provocative': framing the phase of innovation, 1972-3
  • 'Typical fascist violence': framing the phase of diffusion, 1974-6
  • 'A kind of homogeneous, impassable block': framing the phase of engagement, 1976-7
  • Framing, engagement and the closing of the cycle
  • 6. A cycle and its aftermath
  • A cycle in review, 1: mass movements
  • Into the aftermath, 1: mass movements
  • A cycle in review, 2: 'armed struggle' groups
  • Into the aftermath, 2: engaging with the armed struggle
  • Into the aftermath, 3: the decline and fall of the PCI
  • 7. Do you remember revolution?
  • Memory, history, forgetting
  • Closure: the PCI, the Historic Compromise and the end of the cycle
  • No alternative?
  • Invisibility and violence
  • Coda: could it happen here?
  • 8. Social movements and cycles of contention: theoretical appendix
  • Social movements and framing processes
  • Political opportunities
  • Tarrow and the repertoire of contention
  • Contenders and gatekeepers: a model
  • References
  • Index

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