Ferdinando Fava, "Lo Zen di Palermo. Antropologia dell'esclusione", Franco Angeli, Milano 2008

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[automatically translated] The pre-understanding induced by the media can be so distorted and, at the same time, strong and stubborn, to nullify an autonomous process of knowledge. This media wall has achieved remarkable thicknesses in the case of Zen district of Palermo svilendolo than the reality, through the use of stereotypical clichés. To break this barrier, Ferdinando Fava decided to inhabit the ZEN to understand what lies behind the media stigma that places the Palermo neighborhood on the outskirts of the city and beyond the civil boundaries of existence. The investigative book, in fact, is embodied by the empirical experience that led the author to learn along with the place, people and social workers who, for various reasons, are interested in the district. Among the findings peeps the distance that each party puts to himself, the neighbors and the neighborhood to remove the obtrusive marks of the ghetto. This scar fades at the end of the Fava research that can demonstrate, through meetings, such as live prevail even in a complex urban reality and, for those who remain at the mercy of the media, impenetrable.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationLibri di Architettura. Un'esperienza di rete nell'Ateneo di Palermo
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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