Made Men: Mafia Culture and the Power of Symbols, Rituals, and Myth

Social science

Antonio Nicaso and Marcel Danesi

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 182 pages

File size: 1.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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.