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The Resource The two mafias : a transatlantic history, 1888-2008, Salvatore Lupo

The two mafias : a transatlantic history, 1888-2008, Salvatore Lupo

Label
The two mafias : a transatlantic history, 1888-2008
Title
The two mafias
Title remainder
a transatlantic history, 1888-2008
Statement of responsibility
Salvatore Lupo
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
For many people, the term 'mafia' connotes a vast and powerful organization originating exclusively in southern Italy. In this bracing new history, however, renowned Italian historian Salvatore Lupo argues that a realistic understanding of the mafia phenomenon must avoid two seemingly opposed and persistent depictions: one of a single octopus extending its tentacles from Sicily to envelop the world, the other of thousands of small, localized groups operating in relative isolation. Instead, the mafia is best understood within the context of a network of overlapping business, municipal, and familial relationships and institutions. Mafia networks could cover a single rural village like a tight mesh, but they could also forge connections between areas as geographically remote as the Conca d'Oro citrus groves and the Brooklyn waterfront. Their influence extended not just from Italy to the United States, but in the other direction as well, and in both instances they occupied a hazy social space between legality and illegality. Moving from the first Italian immigrants of the 19th century to the most recent historical developments, Lupo's rigorous study reveals the mafia to be the result of a complex cultural and social encounter that was shaped by multiple, diverse environments.--
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1951-
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Lupo, Salvatore
Dewey number
364.106094580904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Italian and Italian American studies
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  • Mafia
  • Mafia
  • United States
  • Sicily (Italy)
Label
The two mafias : a transatlantic history, 1888-2008, Salvatore Lupo
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of the author's Quando la mafia trovò l'America
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
Amid the great flood of migrants -- Roaring twenties -- History and myths of organized crime -- The new world and the old world at war -- Looking for and at the enemy -- The last Sicilian wave -- Mafia's ideology
Control code
FIEb17749931
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781137491350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)909321118
Label
The two mafias : a transatlantic history, 1888-2008, Salvatore Lupo
Publication
Note
Translation of the author's Quando la mafia trovò l'America
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
Amid the great flood of migrants -- Roaring twenties -- History and myths of organized crime -- The new world and the old world at war -- Looking for and at the enemy -- The last Sicilian wave -- Mafia's ideology
Control code
FIEb17749931
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781137491350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)909321118

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