Campanilismo is a well-known phenomenon in Italy. An important aspect of this parochialism in a Tuscan mountain village is the idea of being more "civilized" compared with the other surrounding villages, as can be seen in the offensive role of collective nicknames. Campanilismo is a boundary mechanism that is connected with the closeness and commitment between villages. It is not a simple mechanism that makes a distinction between insiders and outsiders but it differentiates them both. Because this closeness and commitment have largely disappeared today, it is logically that a part of its vocabulary, like the collective and personal nicknames, will fade away too.
How to Cite
Tak, H., (1987) “Changing Campanilismo.”, Ethnologia Europaea 18(1), 149-160. doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/ee.1361