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Author Sergi, Anna, author.

Title Chasing the mafia : 'ndrangheta, memories and journeys / Anna Sergi ; with a foreword by John Dickie.

Publication Info. Bristol : Bristol University Press, 2022.

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Description 1 online resource (261 pages)
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Note Description based upon print version of record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue -- 1. Mafia, Memories and Journeys -- It -- Self -- What 'it' means -- In it -- 'Ndrangheta -- Memories and journeys -- 2. Wine, Cannabis and Ancestors -- Viva la Madonna! -- Promised land -- Fils rouges -- Wogs and roofs -- Losing 'it' -- Lost 'it' -- 3. Aspromonte, the Roots -- The 'ndrangheta stole my doll -- Bonasira -- Worshipping -- The monster mountain -- Stages of denial -- Madre Coraggio -- Kidnapping season is over
The malleability of memory -- 4. From St Kilda to Kings Cross -- Sydney Kings Cross -- Power clubs -- Calabrian claustrophobia -- Lygon Street Meltdown -- Family dynasties -- Intercontinental dynasties -- North Carlton -- 5. Bombs, Bridges and Gold -- Sunsets -- Wine -- Bombing -- Excellent murders -- Cerberus -- Sunshine State -- Ain't no sunshine -- Hide and seek -- Bridges -- Organizing thoughts -- Crossing bridges -- 21 August 2009 -- 6. North American Hybrids -- Churches and funerals -- Brooklyn blood -- Crowds and wrinkles -- Connectivity and isomorphism -- Hybrid borders
Hypermobility and reputation -- 7. The Port, the Sea and the Wrong Sun -- The port -- Gioia -- Flatland and motorways -- Cages and fever -- Limbadi Beach -- Donde estamos? -- Wrong sun, same sun -- 8. 'Ndrangheta City and Spiderwebs -- Kicking the ball -- Triad and quadrumvirate -- Inside out -- 'La Reggio-bene' -- Occult -- Ionian coast -- (In)conclusive -- Epilogue.
Summary The 'ndrangheta--the Calabrian region of Italy's mafia--is one of wealthiest and most powerful criminal organizations today. It is considered Italy's most powerful mafia; it's not only the main object of concern for anti-mafia units in Italy, but also for joint investigative teams in Europe and beyond. Combining autobiography, travel ethnography, memoir, academic rigour and investigative journalism, this book provides a global outlook on the 'ndrangheta, taking the reader to small villages and locations in Italy and abroad to Australia, Canada, United States and Argentina--Publisher description.
Access Concurrent user level: 1 user (EBSCO purchased)
DRM-free (Oxford purchased).
Subject 'Ndrangheta.
'Ndrangheta.
Organized crime.
Organized crime.
Transnational crime.
Transnational crime.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology.
Other Form: Print version: Sergi, Anna Chasing the Mafia Bristol : Bristol University Press,c2022 9781529222432
ISBN 9781529222463 (electronic book)
152922246X (electronic book)