Vol. 11 No. 21 (2021): Il paradigma dell'informale nel capitalismo contemporaneo
Open Essays and Researches

Identity and politics in Italy and Argentina

Claudia Mariotti
University of Roma Tre
Alberto Marradi
Emeritus, University of Florence
Published November 30, 2021
  • social identity and political choices,
  • face-to-face interviews,
  • politics in Italy and Argentina
How to Cite
Mariotti, C., & Marradi, A. (2021). Identity and politics in Italy and Argentina. Cambio. Rivista Sulle Trasformazioni Sociali, 11(21), 107-120. https://doi.org/10.36253/cambio-11242


Politics in many Western democracies have become increasingly personalized; as a consequence, the individual personalities of voters and their social identity are now essential in order to understand political choices. This essay explores the role of social and personal identity, by relating such factors as one’s family, occupation, class consciousness, religion, and personality in general to political choices in order to understand the recent cultural changes in the political scenarios in Italy and Argentina. This research is based on almost 7,000 face-to-face interviews collected between Italy and Argentina from 2014 to 2020.


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