Mafia Culture and the Power of Symbols, Rituals, and Myth
|Publication Date:||Jul 2013|
| Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $41.00|
| Book Description: |
Despite depictions to the contrary, the mafia is not a cadre of noble and righteous warriors, a class of citizens working in the shadows but upholding traditional values. Instead, the authors argue, it is a brutal, violent, and ignoble organization that ultimately violates the boundaries of acceptable behavior both within the family and without.