Gorga, Carmine 1935-

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GORGA, Carmine 1935-

PERSONAL: Born December 8, 1935, in Roccadaspide, Salerno, Italy; son of Ulisse (a carpenter and food exporter) and Luisa (a homemaker; maiden name, Capuano) Gorga; married Joan Mohr (a health administrator), May 24, 1969; children: Jonathan Franklin. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Liceo Sannazzaro, M.C., 1955; University of Naples, Ph.D., 1959; Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, scholar at Bologna Center, 1960, M.A., 1962. Politics: Independent. Religion: Roman Catholic. Hobbies and other interests: Sculpture, reading, listening to music.

ADDRESSES: Home—87 Middle St., Gloucester, MA 01930. Offıce—Gloucester Community Development Corp., 128 Main St., Gloucester, MA 01930. E-mail— [email protected].

CAREER: A. C. Nielsen, Milan, Italy, economist and marketing analyst, 1963-65; Community Planning Services, Boston, MA, city planner, 1966-68; Action, Inc., Gloucester, MA, economic development director, 1968-73; Polis-tics, Inc., Gloucester, MA, president, 1973—. Gloucester Community Development Corp. , executive director, 2000—; SEArts, Inc., treasurer, 2003—; City of Gloucester Historic District Commission, member. Also creator of master plan for the city of Provincetown, MA, 1968.

MEMBER: International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, American Economic Association, Society of Catholic Social Scientists.

AWARDS, HONORS: Council of Europe scholar, Italo-American Association (Rome, Italy), 1959; Fulbright scholar in the United States, 1961.


(With Louis J. Ronsivalli) Quality Assurance of Seafood, Van Nostrand Reinhold (New York, NY), 1988.

The Economic Process: An Instantaneous Non-Newtonian Picture, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 2002.

Contributor to books. Contributor to professional journals, including Mondo Economico, Marine Fisheries Review, Seafood America, Human Economy Newsletter, Social Justice Review, Journal of Markets and Morality, and Catholic Social Science Review.

WORK IN PROGRESS: The Rules of the Civilized: From Rationalism to Relationalism and Beyond; research on economic justice.

SIDELIGHTS: Carmine Gorga told CA: "I was born in the deep south of southern Italy—the land of poverty. Why not do something about it with my life?

"First, I assumed that one could do something about poverty through political science. My doctorate in this discipline disabused me of that notion. Then, I assumed that one could do something about poverty through economic theory. So I published a book in this area, and I prepared a manuscript on methodology to explain how I achieved the results I have written about.

"Assuming that answers to the problems of poverty can ultimately be found in the field of economic justice, with specific rights and responsibilities at its core, I am now concentrating my energies in this field. And, trying to speed up the implementation of some of these rights and responsibilities, I am also working in the field of fisheries development."



Journal of the American Dietetic Association, July, 1989, Joyce A. Nettleton, review of Quality Assurance of Seafood, p. 1014.
Marine Fisheries Review, winter, 1989, review of Quality Assurance of Seafood, p. 69.