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The Resource Women of honor : Madonnas, godmothers and informers in the Italian mafia, Milka Kahn, Anne Véron. ; translated by James Ferguson

Women of honor : Madonnas, godmothers and informers in the Italian mafia, Milka Kahn, Anne Véron. ; translated by James Ferguson

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Women of honor : Madonnas, godmothers and informers in the Italian mafia
Title
Women of honor
Title remainder
Madonnas, godmothers and informers in the Italian mafia
Statement of responsibility
Milka Kahn, Anne Véron. ; translated by James Ferguson
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
The role of women in the Italian mafias has long been overlooked. So who are they? Pure and virtuous Madonnas or dangerous Godmothers? Reduced to victim status and relegated to domestic life, women serve as the mafia's respectable facade: virtuous and docile. But, as Milka Kahn and Anne Véron reveal in this absorbing book, women have always been at the heart of Italy's criminal organizations. While the men are behind bars or on the run, it is left to their wives and mothers to uphold and pass on the 'family values'. Once widowed, some push their sons to vendetta; others become mafia chiefs in their own right. Yet many also decide to risk their lives, collaborating with the authorities and renouncing mafia society in search of normality. Through first-hand accounts of submission, complicity and revolt, Women of Honor paints a complex and fascinating portrait of the women in Italy's mafias who have overcome a culture of silence to share their extraordinary stories.--
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10599376
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Kahn, Milka
Dewey number
364.106082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English, translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1956 April 5-
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  • Véron, Anne
  • Ferguson, James
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True
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  • Camorra
  • 'Ndrangheta
  • Camorra
  • 'Ndrangheta
  • Women and the mafia
  • Mafia
  • Mafia
  • Women and the mafia
  • Italy
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madonnas, godmothers and informers in the Italian Mafia
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Women of honor : Madonnas, godmothers and informers in the Italian mafia, Milka Kahn, Anne Véron. ; translated by James Ferguson
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Publication
Note
Translation of: Des femmes dans la mafia
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-198) and index
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Contents
part 1. Women in Cosa Nostra: Ninetta Bagarella : wife of the "Butcher of Corleone" ; Rita Atria : the young rebel ; Giusy Vitale : the first "Godmother" of La Cosa Nostra ; Carmella Iuculano : for the love of her children -- part 2. Women in the 'Ndrangheta: Giusy Pesce : wind of revolt ; Lea Garofalo : the price of treason ; The land of suicides -- part 3. Women in the Camorra : Pupetta Maresca : insulted honour ; Erminia Giuliano : "Lady Camorra" ; Maria Licciardi : "the Godmother" ; Anna Carrino : the woman who scared the Casalesi -- Conclusion: The "pseudo-emancipation" of women
Control code
1898731
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
English edition.
Extent
ix, 213 pages
Isbn
9781849048064
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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illustration
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  • (Sirsi) i9781849048064
  • (OCoLC)983326075
Label
Women of honor : Madonnas, godmothers and informers in the Italian mafia, Milka Kahn, Anne Véron. ; translated by James Ferguson
Publication
Note
Translation of: Des femmes dans la mafia
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
part 1. Women in Cosa Nostra: Ninetta Bagarella : wife of the "Butcher of Corleone" ; Rita Atria : the young rebel ; Giusy Vitale : the first "Godmother" of La Cosa Nostra ; Carmella Iuculano : for the love of her children -- part 2. Women in the 'Ndrangheta: Giusy Pesce : wind of revolt ; Lea Garofalo : the price of treason ; The land of suicides -- part 3. Women in the Camorra : Pupetta Maresca : insulted honour ; Erminia Giuliano : "Lady Camorra" ; Maria Licciardi : "the Godmother" ; Anna Carrino : the woman who scared the Casalesi -- Conclusion: The "pseudo-emancipation" of women
Control code
1898731
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
English edition.
Extent
ix, 213 pages
Isbn
9781849048064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781849048064
  • (OCoLC)983326075

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