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ISBN-13 9781442222274ISBN-10 1442222271
ISBN-10 1442222263ISBN-13 9781442222267
Author(s): Antonio Nicaso; Marcel Danesi
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 182

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.