Rita Atria La Picciridda Dell Antimafia

Autore: Petra Reski
Editore: Edizioni Logos Nuovi Mondi
ISBN: 8889091819
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Mafia And Outlaw Stories From Italian Life And Literature

Autore: Robin Pickering-Iazzi
Editore: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802095615
Grandezza: 72,68 MB
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The first of its kind in English, Mafia and Outlaw Stories from Italian Life and Literature is a selection of readings from Italian fiction and non-fiction writers on the subject of the Mafia. Among the renowned writers featured are Giovanni Verga, Grazia Deledda, Anna Maria Ortese, Livia De Stefani, and Silvana La Spina, as well as famous witnesses such as Felicia Impastato, Letizia Battaglia, and Rita Atria who provide personal, often terrifying testimonies about their experiences with the Mafia. It is a historically diverse examination of criminal and outlaw institutions by some of the most significant figures in Italian literature. These newly translated writings show the ways in which Italians perceived and wrote about the Mafia and crime from the 1880s to the 1990s. Among them are stories dealing with the important legends used by the Mafia as sources for their image and ideology, legends such as the brigand and the Blessed Paulists. Some of the fascinating themes discussed are connections between the Mafia, the State, and the Catholic Church; the Mafia and children; women and the Mafia; the Black Hand; and relations between the Mafia and the Allied Forces during the Second World War. Robin Pickering-Iazzi incorporates an invaluable introduction that charts key periods in the history of Italy and the Mafia, and profiles each of the authors in the collection, noting their major works in Italian as well as those available in English. These and other features make this text especially appropriate for courses in Italian studies. Mafia and Outlaw Stories from Italian Life and Literature takes a unique and intriguing approach to the subject of the Mafia, and offers informed judgements about its historical impact on Italian society and culture.

Secrets Of Life And Death

Autore: Renate Siebert
Editore: Verso
ISBN: 9781859840238
Grandezza: 56,97 MB
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Secrets of Life and Death is the first book to focus on women whose lives are entangled in the workings of the mafia. Drawing on courtroom testimonies, interviews, contemporary journalism and recent research, Siebert cuts through the mafia's myth of honouring women to expose the harsh realities for women living with, and fighting against, the mafia. With careful attention to the socio-economic realities of southern Italy, she looks at what it actually means to live in the mafia's shadow. She explores the gains and costs of being a mafia wife in New York or Palermo, probing the emotions underlying women's mafia loyalties and the sexual lure of the mafioso. In vivid and often harrowing detail, Siebert examines women's growing resistance to a culture of death and dangerously intensified masculinity. Alongside the public stories of the wives of murdered judges, policemen and politicians, she places the extraordinary accounts of women who have taken a stand against their own mafia upbringing or have spoken out as witnesses, at enormous personal cost. It is women's courageous initiatives, Siebert shows, which have led to the development of local anti-mafia organizations and recent mass protests in the face of violent intimidation. Poignant and incisive, Secrets of Life and Death breaks the code of silence to tell a story that is both haunting and inspiring.

Una Ragazza Contro La Mafia

Autore: Sandra Rizza
Editore:
ISBN:
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The Mafia In Italian Lives And Literature

Autore: Robin Pickering-Iazzi
Editore: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442629088
Grandezza: 70,82 MB
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Using an array of cultural documents from 1990 to the present, including diaries, testimonies, fiction, online video postings, and anti-mafia social networks, Robin Pickering-Iazzi examines the myths, values, codes of behaviour, and relationships produced by the Italian mafia through a wide cross-disciplinary lens. The Mafia in Italian Lives and Literature explores the ways that these literary engagements with the mafia relate to broader contemporary Italian life and offer implicit challenges, and a quiet code of resistance, to the trauma and injustice wrought by the mafia in various Italian cities. Despite the long tradition of representing the mafia in Italian literature, until now women's contributions to this literature have been overlooked. Pickering-Iazzi's aim is to encourage new critical reflection on a broader selection of literature through new theoretical lenses in order to enrich our understanding of crime fiction, Sicily and Sicilian identity in literature, narrative traits of the new Italian epic, and the cultural and social functions of storytelling in life and literature.

Rita Atria Een Siciliaanse Rebel

Autore: P. Reski
Editore: Overamstel Uitgevers
ISBN: 9048803861
Grandezza: 49,15 MB
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Het tragische gevecht van een zeventienjarig meisje tegen de maffia. Rome 1992. Wat ik wil na mijn dood is een begrafenis in besloten kring, met enkel diegenen die me geholpen hebben met mijn strijd voor gerechtigheid. Mijn moeder mag zeker niet aanwezig zijn en mag me niet meer zien na mijn dood. Die hartverscheurende woorden schreef Rita Atria in haar dagboek. Op 5 november 1991 verscheen een jonge Siciliaanse voor de antimaffiamagistraat Paolo Borsellino, bezig met onderzoek naar de maffia, om de moord op haar vader en broer te wreken, beide leden van de cosa nostra. Zij overlegt haar dagboeken, die van onschatbare waarde zijn. Deze moedige stap is uniek: een zeventienjarig meisje levert de gegevens die justitie zoekt. Haar leven staat vanaf dat moment echter onder constante bedreiging, de maffia wil haar vermoorden. Ook haar moeder steunt haar niet in deze stap: verstoten door haar moeder, haar vriend en het hele dorp waarin ze is opgegroeid, is Rita gedwongen Sicilië te verlaten. Een groot probleem is echter haar geloofwaardigheid: zij zal moeten toegeven dat haar vader ook een maffiabaas was, die mensen liet vermoorden. Daarmee schendt zij de eer van de familie en verbreekt in feite alle banden.Ze duikt onder in Rome, waar Paolo Borsellino haar onder zijn vleugels neemt en haar steunt in haar strijd om gerechtigheid. Vanaf die dag zijn haar dagen geteld. Ze heeft niet langer dan negen maanden nog te leven. Vlak voor haar achttiende verjaardag pleegt Rita Atria zelfmoord

Unfinished Business

Autore: Dana Renga
Editore: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442615583
Grandezza: 46,38 MB
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Unfinished Business is the first book to examine Italian mafia cinema of the past decade. It provides insightful analyses of popular films that sensationalize violence, scapegoat women, or repress the homosexuality of male protagonists. Dana Renga examines these works through the lens of gender and trauma theory to show how the films engage with the process of mourning and healing mafia-related trauma in Italy. Unfinished Business argues that trauma that has yet to be worked through on the national level is displaced onto the characters in the films under consideration. In a mafia context, female characters are sacrificed and non-normative sexual identities are suppressed in order to solidify traditional modes of viewer identification and to assure narrative closure, all so that the image of the nation is left unblemished.

The Honoured Society

Autore: Petra Reski
Editore: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 0857899295
Grandezza: 20,13 MB
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In the early hours of an August morning a gunfight broke out in an Italian restaurant in Duisburg; in less than five minutes over seventy shots were fired into the bodies of six men. Both victims and assassins were members of the 'Ndrangheta crime organization; Calabria's Mafia had extended the savage tentacle of its influence outside Italy for the first time. For the men of the 'Ndrangheta, time is still measured in hour-glasses and honour may only be washed with blood. Petra Reski dispels the Hollywood romance surrounding the Mafia to reveal the huge and menacing force lurking everywhere - from street corner to parliament offices, construction site to corporate headquarters - and involved in everything from petty extortion to the disposal of nuclear waste. Reski's searing portrait of the criminals who have come to control not only Italy but vast swathes of Europe, is a journalistic tour de force.

The Italian Antimafia New Media And The Culture Of Legality

Autore: Robin Pickering-Iazzi
Editore: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1487520786
Grandezza: 51,36 MB
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The past two decades have witnessed increasing opposition to mafia influence and activities in Italy. Community organizations such as Libera, founded in 1995, and Addiopizzo, originating in 2004, exemplify how Italian society has tried to come together to promote antimafia activities. The societal opposition to mafia influence continues to grow and the Internet has become a frontline in the battle between the two groups. The Italian Antimafia, New Media, and the Culture of Legality is the first book to examine the online battles between the mafia and its growing cohort of opponents. While the mafia’s supporters have used Internet technologies to expand its power, profits, and violence, antimafia citizens employ the same technologies to recreate Italian civil society. The contributors to this volume are experts in diverse fields and offer interdisciplinary studies of antimafia activism and legality in online journalism, Twitter, YouTube, digital storytelling, blogs, music, and photography. These examinations enable readers to understand the grassroots Italian cultural revolution, which makes individuals responsible for promoting justice, freedom, and dignity.