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The Resource The Mafia in Italian lives and literature : life sentences and their geographies, Robin Pickering-Iazzi

The Mafia in Italian lives and literature : life sentences and their geographies, Robin Pickering-Iazzi

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The Mafia in Italian lives and literature : life sentences and their geographies
Title
The Mafia in Italian lives and literature
Title remainder
life sentences and their geographies
Statement of responsibility
Robin Pickering-Iazzi
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Language
eng
Summary
Using an array of cultural documents from 1990 to the present, including diaries, testimonies, fiction, online video postings, and anti-mafia social networks, Robin Pickering-Iazzi examines the myths, values, codes of behaviour, and relationships produced by the Italian mafia through a wide cross-disciplinary lens. The Mafia in Italian Lives and Literature explores the ways that these literary engagements with the mafia relate to broader contemporary Italian life and offer implicit challenges, and a quiet code of resistance, to the trauma and injustice wrought by the mafia in various Italian cities. Despite the long tradition of representing the mafia in Italian literature, until now women's contributions to this literature have been overlooked. Pickering-Iazzi's aim is to encourage new critical reflection on a broader selection of literature through new theoretical lenses in order to enrich our understanding of crime fiction, Sicily and Sicilian identity in literature, narrative traits of the new Italian epic, and the cultural and social functions of storytelling in life and literature. --
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Pickering-Iazzi, Robin
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Cultural spaces
  • Toronto Italian studies
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  • Mafia in literature
  • Crime in literature
  • Mafia
  • Italian literature
Label
The Mafia in Italian lives and literature : life sentences and their geographies, Robin Pickering-Iazzi
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Introduction: Mafia Cityworlds: Geographies of Narration 1. The Female Mafia Imaginary: Contemporary Mafiose and Gabriella Badalamenti's Come l'oleandro 2. The Mafia and the (Non)sense of Place: Amelia Crisantino's Cercando Palermo 3. Maria Rosa Cutrufelli's Postmodern Geography of impegno: Mafia Urban Desertification in Canto al deserto 4. Mafia Geographies of Voicelessness: Silvana La Spina's L'ultimo treno da Catania 5. Engendering Testimonial Geographies of Legality: Bodily Interiors, Urban Faces, Cyberspatialities
Control code
FIEb17779650
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 271 pages
Isbn
9781442631892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907661855
Label
The Mafia in Italian lives and literature : life sentences and their geographies, Robin Pickering-Iazzi
Publication
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
Introduction: Mafia Cityworlds: Geographies of Narration 1. The Female Mafia Imaginary: Contemporary Mafiose and Gabriella Badalamenti's Come l'oleandro 2. The Mafia and the (Non)sense of Place: Amelia Crisantino's Cercando Palermo 3. Maria Rosa Cutrufelli's Postmodern Geography of impegno: Mafia Urban Desertification in Canto al deserto 4. Mafia Geographies of Voicelessness: Silvana La Spina's L'ultimo treno da Catania 5. Engendering Testimonial Geographies of Legality: Bodily Interiors, Urban Faces, Cyberspatialities
Control code
FIEb17779650
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 271 pages
Isbn
9781442631892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907661855

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