Muehlebach, Andrea. The Moral Neoliberal: Welfare and Citizenship in Italy. University of Chicago Press, 2012.
A beautiful, intriguing ethnography of neoliberalism in Northern Italy. From the back cover: “Mounting a powerful and paradoxical argument that morality in Italy has become an indispensible tool for capital transformation, Muehlebach explores the state’s mass mobilization of selflessness as a means to cement – and to sometimes also unintentionally undermine – some of its most controversial reforms”.