Cosa Nostra Reference List

  Alongi, Giuseppe. [1886]1977. La Maffia. Reprint. Palermo: Sellerio. Arlacchi, Pino. 1988. The Mafia Business: The Mafia Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. Oxford: Oxford University Press. —. 1993. Men of Dishonor: Inside the Sicilian Mafia: An Account of Antonino Calderone. New York: William Morrow. —. 2007. La Mafia Imprenditrice. Dalla Calabria al Centro dell'Inferno …

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Cosa Nostra (‘Our Thing’): An Introduction

  Cosa Nostra (Our Thing) has inspired innumerable publications[1]. It attracts the attention of the public opinion for several different reasons. First and foremost, it is the secrecy that surrounds the Cosa Nostra that fascinates the public which, in essence, equates it to the amoral cooperative character (‘amoral familism’ as described by Banfield 1958). Cosa …