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Mafia business : the Mafia ethic and the spirit of capitalism

Author: Pino Arlacchi
Publisher: London : Verso ; [New York, New York] : [Distributed in the USA and Canada by Schocken Books], [1986] ©1986
Series: Versa
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Arlacchi, Pino, 1951-
Mafia business.
London : Verso ; [New York, N.Y. : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Schocken Books], 1986
(OCoLC)654168918
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pino Arlacchi
ISBN: 0860911357 9780860911357 0805272852 9780805272857 0860918920 9780860918929
OCLC Number: 15197929
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Notes: Translation of: La Mafia imprenditrice.
Distributor statement from book jacket.
Description: xix, 239 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: I. The Mafia and Mafiosi traditional Calabria and Sicily --
1. The behaviour of the Mafioso 00 2. The power of the Mafioso --
II. The crisis of the Mafia during the great post-war transformation --
3. Honour, wealth and political power in the 1950s and 1960s --
III. The Mafia as entrepreneurs --
4. The Mafia in business in the 1970s --
5. The Mafioso-entrepeneur, the 'Family" and the Cosca --
6. The limits of Mafia capitalism --
7. The political autonomy of Mafia power --
8. The entrepreneurial Mafia and the heroin economy --
IV. Afterword to the English edition --
Current world trends in organized crime --
Map of Southern Italy and Sicily.
Series Title: Versa
Other Titles: Mafia imprenditrice.
Responsibility: Pino Arlacchi ; translated by Martin Ryle.

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