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The mafia : a cultural history

Author: Roberto M Dainotto
Publisher: London, UK : Reaktion Books, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring the rich array of films, books, TV programs, music and even video games portraying or inspired by the mafia, this book offers not only a social, economic and political history of the mafia but a new way of understanding our enduring fascination with what lurks behind the sinister omertà of the family business.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roberto M Dainotto
ISBN: 9781780239934 1780239939
OCLC Number: 1065328454
Notes: Originally published: 2015.
Description: 239 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
One Of rustic night knights and godfathers: the origin of the mafia --
Two From Corleone to Hollywood --
Three The far west is here --
Four The Godfather --
Five Prime time --
Six Avatars --
References --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgements --
Photo acknowledgements --
Index.
Responsibility: Roberto Dainotto.

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