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Studies of Organized Crime #5: Women and the Mafia: Female Roles in Organized Crime Structures

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Where is a woman's place in the mob? Does she even have one? Is the rise in women's involvement in organized crime the darker side of their increased presence in the legitimate workplace, or simply a reworking of the mafia's traditional male attitudes cloaked in the guise of women's emancipation? The insightful essays in Women and the Mafia seek to answer these questions from a wide range of academic disciplines and trace the portrait of women tied to organized crime in Italy and around the world. This book pulls back the code of silence and shines a light on the dark image of women entangled in organized crime. The surprising first hand accounts of mafia women in Italy not only reveal women in power, "generals in skirts", but also tales of severe abuse and violence against women. The book introduces us to the professional women of the Argentine "mafia state", Albanian human traffickers, spies for the Russian mob, runners for Brazilian numbers rackets, and the mystique of the American gangster moll. "When something is risky, who do they send? Women ... My aunt ... can kill a person with her bare hands ... if she were to see me now ... she would shoot me down in the middle of the street; she's got no problem with that ... My mother made my brother feel like the boss; but she was the one who ran everything; he was the boss on the outside, but my mother had the real power ... women are in charge, nothing you can do about it." Rita Di Giovine, state's witness against the Calabrian 'Ndrangheta.

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The insightful essays in this book shine a new light on the roles of women within criminal networks, roles that in reality are often less traditional than researchers used to think. The book seeks to answer questions from a wide range of academic disciplines and traces the portrait of women tied to organized crime in Italy and around the world. The book offers up accounts of mafia women, and also tales of severe abuse and violence against women.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Section 1.- Women in the Neapolitan Camorra 1950-2000.- Mafia Women: The affirmation of a female pseudo-subject. The case of the 'Ndrangheta.- Women in the 'Ndrangheta: The Serraino-Di Giovine Case.- Women in the Sacra Corona Unita.- Symbolic domination and active power: Female roles inside criminal organizations.- Women in mafia organizations.- Women and other mafias.- Section 2.- Visibility of the female figure in the mafia universe: An investigation through a press review over a twenty-year period.- Section 3.- Women in organized crime in Albania.- Women in organized crime in Argentina.- Women in organized crime in Brazil.- Women in organized crime in Japan.- Women in organized crime in Germany.- Women in organized crime in Russia.- Women in organised crime in the USA.- Section 4.- Conclusion.- The Reasoning behind this Research; an Evaluation of the Results.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781441922656
Author:
Fiandaca, Giovanni
Publisher:
Springer
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Camorra.
Subject:
Donne e Mafie
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Organized crime
Subject:
Universita degli studi di Palermo
Subject:
University of Palermo
Subject:
Social Sciences, general
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Criminal justice.
Subject:
Criminology & Criminal Justice <P>Shines a new light on the roles of women within criminal networks, roles that in reality are often less traditional than researchers used to think </P> <P>Contains contributions from psychologists, anthropologists, sociol
Subject:
Crime-Criminology
Subject:
Criminology / Criminal Justice
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
Series:
Studies of Organized Crime
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
20101129
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
316
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm 480 gr

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"Synopsis" by , The insightful essays in this book shine a new light on the roles of women within criminal networks, roles that in reality are often less traditional than researchers used to think. The book seeks to answer questions from a wide range of academic disciplines and traces the portrait of women tied to organized crime in Italy and around the world. The book offers up accounts of mafia women, and also tales of severe abuse and violence against women.
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