Mafia of a Sicilian village (1860-1960) an anthropological study of political middlemen by Anton Blok

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Published by University of Amsterdam in [Amsterdam] .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Mafia.,
  • Peasantry -- Italy -- Sicily -- Case studies.,
  • Sicily (Italy) -- Rural conditions -- Case studies.

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Statementdoor Antoon [i. e. Anton] Blok.
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 267 p. :
Number of Pages267
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Open LibraryOL17946931M

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43, No. 1, pp. The Sicilian Mafia, also known as simply the Mafia and frequently referred Mafia of a Sicilian village book by its members as Cosa Nostra (Italian: [ˈkɔːza ˈnɔstra, ˈkɔːsa -], Sicilian: [ˈkɔːsa ˈnɔʂː(ɽ)a]; "our thing"), is an Italian, Mafia-terrorist-type, organized crime syndicate originating in the region of Sicily, dating to the 19th is a loose association of criminal groups that share a.

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As I said, the Mafia is a global phenomenon, now. The most known bosses (dead by now) were Sicilian, from Corleone. Today, this Sicilian village hosts a museum about the fight against the Mafia. I invite you to visit it. A mafia is a organized crime syndicate whose primary activities are protection racketeering, arbitrating disputes between criminals, and brokering and enforcing illegal agreements and transactions.

The term "mafia" derives from the Sicilian often engage in secondary activities such as gambling, loan sharking, drug-trafficking, prostitution, and fraud. The Mafia of a Sicilian village, a study of violent peasant entrepreneurs:The Mafia of a Sicilian village, ; a study of violent peasant entrepeneurs; with a foreword by Charles Tilly Blackwell Oxford Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required.

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