L’arresto di sviluppo nella evoluzione sociale del Mezzogiorno. – Napoli come città socialmente inferiore. – I segni fisici e morali della inferiorità. – Le cause/ The arrest of development in the social evolution of the South. - Naples as a socially inferior city. - The physical and moral signs of Its inferiority. - Its causes

Alfredo Niceforo

Abstract


The text below is an integral reprint of 10th Chapter of Alfredo Niceforo’s L’Italia barbara contemporanea,  originally published in 1898. Mixing hardly scientific attitude and common sense prejudices, open racism and progressive positions, the author declares his dramatic pessimism about “barbarian” and “uncivilized” populations still inhabiting Southern Italy and the necessity to rule them by a special (properly “dictatorial”) political regime.


Keywords


Naples, Positivism, Progress/Backwardness, Racism, Science and Prejudice, Southern Italy/Mezzogiorno.

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