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Habitus and embeddedness in the Florentine literary field: the case of Alberto Carocci (1926-1939)

La Penna, D. ORCID: (2018) Habitus and embeddedness in the Florentine literary field: the case of Alberto Carocci (1926-1939). Italian Studies, 73 (2). pp. 126-141. ISSN 1748-6181

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1080/00751634.2018.1444536


This article intends to show how the notion of embeddedness, a concept derived from network theory, can improve our understanding of how a journal’s reliance on regional and national intellectual networks impacts the journal’s performance. The study takes as test case Alberto Carocci’s editorship of Solaria. It also discusses — to a more limited extent — Giacomo Noventa (La riforma letteraria), and Berto Ricci (L’Universale). The study shows how uneven distribution of social capital (connections, links, etc.) across the members of the editorial board affects the journal’s embeddedness in existing networks. The article closes by arguing the need to focus on how journal editors develop their networks as a reaction to political pressure and in order to sustain competition in the marketplace.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Literature and Languages > Languages and Cultures > Italian
Interdisciplinary Research Centres (IDRCs) > Centre for Book Cultures and Publishing (CBCP)
ID Code:75567
Uncontrolled Keywords:Alberto Carocci, Solaria, Habitus, Paradox of Embeddedness, Berto Ricci, Giacomo Noventa.
Publisher:Taylor and Francis


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