By Letizia Paoli
Counting on formerly undisclosed confessions of former mafia individuals now cooperating with the police, Letizia Paoli presents a clinically actual portrait of mafia habit, motivations, and constitution in Italy. The mafia, Paoli demonstrates, are primarily multifunctional ritual brotherhoods targeted primarily on maintaining and consolidating their neighborhood political energy base. a really interdisciplinary paintings of heritage, politics, economics, and sociology, Mafia Brotherhoods finds in dramatic element the real face of 1 of the world's such a lot mythologized felony organizations.
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