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"Godfathers, dark glasses, and pasta": Discussing British perceptions of Italian Mafias
Titolo Rivista: SICUREZZA E SCIENZE SOCIALI 
Autori/Curatori: Felia Allum 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2013 Fascicolo: 3EN Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  18 P. 51-68 Dimensione file:  700 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SISS2013-003005EN
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This article seeks to discuss British perceptions of Italian Mafias, in par-ticular, those of the academic world, the press and the police. It does not enter into the debate about the definitions of organised crime and Italian Mafias, but draws out their perceptions in the UK. It would appear that the perceptions of Italian Mafias still remain the traditional ones, produced mainly by films, TV series and popular novels. This is a worrying sign because it means that it becomes difficult to see what Italian Mafias are really doing in Europe and the UK.


Keywords: Italian Mafias, British perceptions , Mafia, Italy, U.K.

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Felia Allum, in "SICUREZZA E SCIENZE SOCIALI" 3EN/2013, pp. 51-68, DOI:10.3280/SISS2013-003005EN

   

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