The years 1945–55 were a period of reconstruction for Italy; the following decade was one of economic growth. An aspect of this transition is analysed here, in relation to the forms of social integration created in working-class neighbourhoods. The case-study focuses on Milan, and the two organizations studied are the consulte popolari (the ‘people’s councils’), created by the left in the immediate post-war period, and the ‘social centres’ created in the mid-1950s by the IACP (the Autonomous Institute of Public Housing). Both were attempts to involve the new, outlying suburbs in the city’s political life, each of them trying to adapt to different political phases. Both, I would like to suggest, succeeded in achieving certain results.

Experiences of political mobilization and popular participation in Milan's working-class neighbourhoods: 1945–1967 / M. Soresina. - In: URBAN HISTORY. - ISSN 0963-9268. - (2021), pp. 1-19. [Epub ahead of print] [10.1017/S0963926821000237]

Experiences of political mobilization and popular participation in Milan's working-class neighbourhoods: 1945–1967

M. Soresina
2021

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The years 1945–55 were a period of reconstruction for Italy; the following decade was one of economic growth. An aspect of this transition is analysed here, in relation to the forms of social integration created in working-class neighbourhoods. The case-study focuses on Milan, and the two organizations studied are the consulte popolari (the ‘people’s councils’), created by the left in the immediate post-war period, and the ‘social centres’ created in the mid-1950s by the IACP (the Autonomous Institute of Public Housing). Both were attempts to involve the new, outlying suburbs in the city’s political life, each of them trying to adapt to different political phases. Both, I would like to suggest, succeeded in achieving certain results.
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20-apr-2021
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