Although the presence of the crucifix in public classrooms and other public offices is an ancient Italian tradition, it was never a political issue until recent times. In the early 2000s, some court cases and other events (first at the national and later also at the European level) turned the public display of the crucifix into a major issue in the national political debate. This article analyses the frames used by social and political actors in the different phases of this debate, in order to understand its evolution and its connection to the broader discussion on values in the public sphere developed in Italy in recent times.

The Debate on the Crucifix in Public Spaces in Twenty-First Century Italy

OZZANO, LUCA;
2013

Abstract

Although the presence of the crucifix in public classrooms and other public offices is an ancient Italian tradition, it was never a political issue until recent times. In the early 2000s, some court cases and other events (first at the national and later also at the European level) turned the public display of the crucifix into a major issue in the national political debate. This article analyses the frames used by social and political actors in the different phases of this debate, in order to understand its evolution and its connection to the broader discussion on values in the public sphere developed in Italy in recent times.
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http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13629395.2013.799344#.Uw32SYUg-84
Crocefisso; Religione nella sfera pubblica; Partiti politici; Scuola
Ozzano L.; Giorgi A.
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