Numbers and Nationhood by Silvana Patriarca
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Numbers and Nationhood
By Silvana Patriarca

Numbers and Nationhood

Writing Statistics in Nineteenth-century Italy

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Numbers and Nationhood by Silvana Patriarca

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Numbers and Nationhood, first published in 1996, explores the Italian inflection of a Europe-wide phenomenon in the nineteenth century: the rise of statistics as a mode of representation in society. Silvana Patriarca examines the ideologies which informed the copious statistical literature produced between the 1820s, when statistical publications began to proliferate in the Italian states, and the 1870s, when a unified Italy entered a fully positivistic era. Her innovative study illuminates the relationship between the needs of an emerging nation and the uses to which statistics were put, generating a long-lasting image of Italy which nevertheless accentuated its internal territorial divisions. By examining the power of numerical representations, Numbers and Nationhood provides a fresh reading of the historiography of Risorgimento Italy and of positivism, bringing to the fore issues of science, ideology, and representation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521522601
ISBN-10: 0521522609
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Silvana Patriarca

Italian Vices by Silvana Patriarca Italian Vices, Paperback (July 2013)

A fascinating study of national character in modern Italian history that sheds new light on Italian political culture.

Risorgimento Revisited by Silvana Patriarca Risorgimento Revisited, Hardback (December 2011)

Bringing together the work of a ground-breaking group of scholars working on the Italian Risorgimento to consider how modern Italian national identity was first conceived and constructed politically, the book makes a timely contribution to current discussions about the role of patriotism and the nature of nationalism in present-day Italy.

Numbers and Nationhood by Silvana Patriarca Numbers and Nationhood, Hardback (October 1996)

An innovative 1996 study of statistics in Risorgimento Italy, and their contribution to the national identity.

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