The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,272,009 members ⚫ 1,419,367 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

Reversible Destiny

Mafia, Antimafia, and the Struggle for Palermo

Reversible Destiny by Peter T. Schneider
Buy this eBook
US$ 34.95
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
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.
University of California Press; March 2003
352 pages; ISBN 9780520929494
Read online, or download in secure EPUB or secure PDF format
Title: Reversible Destiny
Author: Peter T. Schneider; Jane Schneider