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Amanda nel Mediaevo: come si costruisce un’innocente
Author/s: Francesco Sidoti 
Year:  2013 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  13 Pg. 107-119 FullText PDF:  259 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SISS2013-002008
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There is a distinguished literature on social institutions as a result of multiple activities, separate and uncoordinated with each other, by A. F. Smith Hayek. Amanda’s case is a perfect illustration of an international event of litigation communication: people first considered seriously guilty can then become innocent in the eyes of many, including the judges. Like all other spheres of life, the legal world is a social construction (Goffman, Berger, Luckmann). In particular, unlike well-known and discussed Italian machinations (from piduismo to the struttura Delta), the Amanda case is an example of a social democratic construction: pluralistic and fragmented, polyarchic and chaotic, but in its way rational. It’s a summation of inhomogeneous initiatives in time and space, with authors who did not obey a plan unique and often have not known each other.

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Francesco Sidoti, in "SICUREZZA E SCIENZE SOCIALI" 2/2013, pp. 107-119, DOI:10.3280/SISS2013-002008


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