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Chasing the Mafia

'Ndrangheta Memories and Journeys

By Anna Sergi

Published

Jul 1, 2022

Page count

256 pages

ISBN

978-1529222449

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jul 1, 2022

Page count

256 pages

ISBN

978-1529222432

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jul 1, 2022

Page count

256 pages

ISBN

978-1529222456

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Chasing the Mafia

The ‘ndrangheta - the Calabrian region of Italy’s mafia - is one of wealthiest and most powerful criminal organisations today. It is considered Italy’s most powerful mafia; it’s not only the main object of concern for anti-mafia units in Italy, but also joint investigative teams in Europe and beyond.

Combining autobiography, travel ethnography, memoir, academic rigour and investigative journalism, this book provides a global outlook to the ‘ndrangheta, taking the reader to small villages and locations in Italy and abroad to Australia, Canada, United States and even Argentina.

Anna Sergi is Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex. She specialises in organised crime and comparative criminal justice. She has published widely including four previous books, the most recent one published by Bristol University Press.

Prologue

1. The Mafia the Memory and the Journey

2. Rural Australia, Wine, Cannabis and Ancestors.

3. Aspromonte. The Roots.

4. From St. Kilda’s to King’s Cross

5. Bombs, Bridges and Gold

6. North American Hybrids

7. The Port, the Sea and the Wrong Sun

8. ’Ndrangheta City: Spider Webs, Occult Power and Mafia Lifeboats

Epilogue

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