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The Mafia : a cultural history

Author: Roberto M Dainotto
Publisher: London, UK : Reaktion Books, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What makes Tony Soprano so likeable? Why would we rather leave the cannoli and take the gun? Do we truly want Scarface's Tony Montana to succeed? Is Michael Corleone a misunderstood hero or a despicable villain? Roberto Dainotto traces the complex and fascinating development of the Mafia: its rural beginnings in Western Sicily; its growth into what has been aptly described as a global multinational of crime; and its  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roberto M Dainotto
ISBN: 9781780234434 1780234430
OCLC Number: 891615955
Description: 239 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
Of Rustic Knights and Godfathers: The Origin of the Mafia --
From Corleone to Hollywood --
The Far West is Here --
The Godfather --
Prime Time --
Avatars.
Responsibility: Roberto M. Dainotto.

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The Mafia: A Cultural History traces the development of the mafia from its rural beginnings in Western Sicily into what has been described as a 'global multinational of crime.' It follows the mafia's  Read more...

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