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The Resource Mafia violence : political, symbolic, and economic forms of violence in Camorra clans, edited by Monica Massari and Vittorio Martone ; translation and editing, Brent Waterhouse

Mafia violence : political, symbolic, and economic forms of violence in Camorra clans, edited by Monica Massari and Vittorio Martone ; translation and editing, Brent Waterhouse

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Mafia violence : political, symbolic, and economic forms of violence in Camorra clans
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Mafia violence
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political, symbolic, and economic forms of violence in Camorra clans
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edited by Monica Massari and Vittorio Martone ; translation and editing, Brent Waterhouse
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Using in-depth field research and analysis of case studies, Mafia Violence: Political, Symbolic, and Economic Forms of Violence in Camorra Clans focuses attention on the phenomenon of violence performed by Italian organised crime groups, devoting specific attention to the Camorra, which has been responsible since the mid-1980s for almost half of all mafia homicides documented in Italy. The Camorra has acquired increased visibility at an international level due to its intense use of violence and high level of dangerousness, but until now, the study of the different forms of violence implemented by mafias has not received systematic attention at the scientific level. Hence, this book fills this gap by providing a both theoretical and empirical contribution toward the analysis of one of the most unknown - although highly visible and dangerous - dimension of mafias’ action. This collection of work by distinguished scholars provides a unique overview of the multifaceted characteristics of violence currently performed by mafia groups in Italy by focusing on specific actors - i.e., Camorra clans - but also other traditional mafia organisations such as Cosa Nostra and ’Ndrangheta; specific contexts - i.e., different territories and different markets, both legal and illegal; and specific practices and performances. Part I takes a diachronic and comparative perspective to provide an overview of mafias’ violence during the past 30 years, focusing on the three most prominent criminal organisations active in Italy: Camorra, Cosa Nostra, and ’Ndrangheta. Based on the outcomes of a major project carried out by a research group at the University of Naples Federico II from 2015 to 2017, Part II looks at the use of violence by Camorra clans, incorporating information from case studies, judicial files, law enforcement investigations, wiretappings, interviews with privileged observers, firsthand empirical data, and historical documents and social sciences literature. Using a multi-disciplinary approach drawing from criminology, sociology, history, anthropology, economics, political science, and geography, this book is essential reading for international researchers and practitioners interested in piecing together the full picture of modern organised crime. --
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  • Massari, Monica
  • Martone, Vittorio
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Routledge advances in criminology
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  • Camorra
  • Mafia
  • Violent crimes
  • Violence
  • Organized crime
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Mafia violence : political, symbolic, and economic forms of violence in Camorra clans, edited by Monica Massari and Vittorio Martone ; translation and editing, Brent Waterhouse
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1. Mafia violence: strategies, representations, performances - Monica Massari. 2. "These dead are not ours": identity factors, communicative aspects and regulative meanings of violence inside Cosa Nostra - Alessandra Dino. 3. High-profile mafia murders. Understanding targeted assassinations carried out by organized crime in Italy - Maurizio Catino and Francesco Moro. 4. Forms of capital and mafia violence - Rocco Sciarrone. 5. Violence and mafia: symbol and project - Umberto Santino. PART II: Beyond Gomorrah: Camorra clans and the use of violence. 6. Local contexts and the spatial distribution of criminal phenomena: a geographical analysis - Caterina Rinaldi and Carlo De Luca. 7. Violent contexts and Camorra clans - Luciano Brancaccio. 8. Narrative of violence in the local press - Gianluca Gatta. 9. The gentle use of violence and the human capital recruitment strategies of the Casalesi clan - Mauro Castiello, Michele Mosca and Salvatore Villani. 10. Violence and regulation of the labour market in the construction sector. A life history approach - Vittorio Martone. 11. Camorra clans, local politics and violence 1990-2015 - Felia Allum and Alessandro Colletti. 12. The use of violence and gender dynamics within Camorra clans - Gabriella Gribaudi. 13. Community, violence and memory. The case of Ottaviano - Carolina Castellano and Anna Maria Zaccaria
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on1061877818
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24 cm.
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xvi, 279 pages
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9781138606777
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unmediated
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(OCoLC)1061877818
Label
Mafia violence : political, symbolic, and economic forms of violence in Camorra clans, edited by Monica Massari and Vittorio Martone ; translation and editing, Brent Waterhouse
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Mafia violence: strategies, representations, performances - Monica Massari. 2. "These dead are not ours": identity factors, communicative aspects and regulative meanings of violence inside Cosa Nostra - Alessandra Dino. 3. High-profile mafia murders. Understanding targeted assassinations carried out by organized crime in Italy - Maurizio Catino and Francesco Moro. 4. Forms of capital and mafia violence - Rocco Sciarrone. 5. Violence and mafia: symbol and project - Umberto Santino. PART II: Beyond Gomorrah: Camorra clans and the use of violence. 6. Local contexts and the spatial distribution of criminal phenomena: a geographical analysis - Caterina Rinaldi and Carlo De Luca. 7. Violent contexts and Camorra clans - Luciano Brancaccio. 8. Narrative of violence in the local press - Gianluca Gatta. 9. The gentle use of violence and the human capital recruitment strategies of the Casalesi clan - Mauro Castiello, Michele Mosca and Salvatore Villani. 10. Violence and regulation of the labour market in the construction sector. A life history approach - Vittorio Martone. 11. Camorra clans, local politics and violence 1990-2015 - Felia Allum and Alessandro Colletti. 12. The use of violence and gender dynamics within Camorra clans - Gabriella Gribaudi. 13. Community, violence and memory. The case of Ottaviano - Carolina Castellano and Anna Maria Zaccaria
Control code
on1061877818
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 279 pages
Isbn
9781138606777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1061877818

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