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Author Fontefrancesco, Michele Filippo.

Title The end of the City of Gold? : industry and economic crisis in an Italian jewellery town / by Michele Filippo Fontefrancesco
Published Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (278 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Part I. The "Città dell'Oro" -- part II. 'La Crisi'
Summary How does Europe's economic crisis affect the ways in which industry and entrepreneurship are experienced on a grassroots level? The book offers an answer to this question by exploring the Italian jewellery town of Valenza and the downturn of its principal industry. Through the experiences of its inhabitants, the study investigates the social role that jewellery production had in Valenza and provides an ethnographic account of the crisis the city endures. This analysis delves into the relation .
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed October 31, 2013)
Subject Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009.
Jewelry trade -- Economic aspects -- Italy -- Valenza.
Jewelry trade -- Economic aspects -- Italy.
Precious stones.
Italy -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Valenza (Italy) -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1443852783 (electronic bk.)
9781443852784 (electronic bk.)