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  • Domenica Farinella
  • Pietro Saitta
Chapter

Abstract

The present chapter summarizes the findings of a monographic study on the long-lasting effects of a disastrous earthquake that hit the city of Messina, Sicily, in 1908. The analysis shows that the political logic, structure, and ties that characterized the city before the crisis survived the earthquake. In spite of this form of continuity, however, the economic trends that preceded the catastrophe and consisted in their proto-financialization were “augmented” and made extremely visible. Not differently, the segmentation and segregation that were at the basis of the local urbanism prior to the telluric event were reproduced and brought to the extreme. Such phenomena, which are visible even elsewhere in the aftermath of disasters, are read as the sign of the particular insertion of localities within complex systems of national and international dependence.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Domenica Farinella
    • 1
  • Pietro Saitta
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento ScipogUniversity of MessinaMessinaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento CospecsUniversity of MessinaMessinaItaly

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