Publishing has been, since a long time, a focal point of the identity of Piemonte. No need to recall the name of glorious publishing houses, which were founded here (and not only in Torino), and which have been operating and thriving here up to now. Turin is also, since many years, the venue of the “Fiera Internazionale del Libro”, the well-known Italian book exhibition. In 2006 e 2007, Turin will be also, together with Rome, the World Book Capital. Alpina has chosen to adopt publishing as its main business, bearing in mind the special strategic role of this industry within the framework of cultural industry and services. In today's communication society, publishers (of books, but also of periodicals, of audiovisuals and multimedia) constitute a sort of crossway, where culture, society and economy meet. Conversely, implications of the new forms of internationality ramify throughout all social sciences –from philology and literature to law and economy, and finally, to politology and sociology. Alpina as a publisher pursues the objective to become able to address a broad spectrum of such themes, to be dealt with by its different book series, devoted to linguistics ( Diàlexis ), law and management ( Tamieìa ), European and regional politics and culture ( Baustellen-Europas ), and finally, multiculturalism and international publishing ( Kyot ). Moreover, Alpina is open to publishing, also beyond the scope of the above series, works having a specific interest.
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