Reversible Destiny

Reversible. Destiny. Four elements underlie the possibility that a mafia-infused Sicilian “destiny” could be reversed. First, the mafia is not derived from any “deep” history—some would say “culture”—of Sicily, but rather had its ...

Reversible Destiny

Reversible Destiny traces the history of the Sicilian mafia to its nineteenth-century roots and examines its late twentieth-century involvement in urban real estate and construction as well as drugs. Based on research in the regional capital of Palermo, this book suggests lessons regarding secretive organized crime: its capacity to reproduce a subculture of violence through time, its acquisition of a dense connective web of political and financial protectors during the Cold War era, and the sad reality that repressing it easily risks harming vulnerable people and communities. Charting the efforts of both the judiciary and a citizen's social movement to reverse the mafia's economic, political, and cultural power, the authors establish a framework for understanding both the difficulties and the accomplishments of Sicily's multifaceted antimafia efforts.

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Reversible Destiny
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Peter T. Schneider, Jane Schneider
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-03-13 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

Reversible Destiny traces the history of the Sicilian mafia to its nineteenth-century roots and examines its late twentieth-century involvement in urban real estate and construction as well as drugs. Based on research in the regional capital of Palermo, this book suggests lessons regarding secretive organized crime: its capacity to reproduce
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Language: en
Pages: 240
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Categories: Architecture
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Pages: 144
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Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-06 - Publisher: BRILL

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Reversible Destiny
Language: en
Pages: 339
Authors: Jane Schneider, Peter T. Schneider
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-03-13 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

Annotation A fascinating exploration of the history and organizational dynamics of the Sicilian Mafia, through which the authors lead us to an understanding of both the difficulties and accomplishments of Sicily's various antimafia efforts.
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Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Emily Anthes
Categories: Science
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