Mafia Women

Mafia Women Women in the Mafia are taking a leading role They kill for revenge buy arms run extortion rackets recycle drug money Some want to be bosses themselves Claire Longrigg has tracked these women down a

  • Title: Mafia Women
  • Author: Clare Longrigg
  • ISBN: 9780701165093
  • Page: 148
  • Format: None
  • Women in the Mafia are taking a leading role They kill for revenge, buy arms, run extortion rackets, recycle drug money Some want to be bosses themselves Claire Longrigg has tracked these women down and they have talked to her at length In this brave and vivid book she describes the traditional and changing role of women in the Cosa Nostra, both in Italy and the USWomen in the Mafia are taking a leading role They kill for revenge, buy arms, run extortion rackets, recycle drug money Some want to be bosses themselves Claire Longrigg has tracked these women down and they have talked to her at length In this brave and vivid book she describes the traditional and changing role of women in the Cosa Nostra, both in Italy and the USA She writes too, of how women have used their knowledge of the Mafia to escape from it, by turning informer to win freedom from violent marriages and to give their children a future This movement has started a social revolution The Mafia can no longer depend on women to be silent martyrs in the future they will either be partners or they will bring the organisation down.

    One thought on “Mafia Women”

    1. I need to read about some badass woman, now! No Mary Sues, no unrealistic fantasy about woman assassins. I want to read about real drama, blood and tears. Real stories about mafia womanIF from an amazing movie "The Godfather" directed by Francis Ford Coppola (1972)

    2. An indepth, based-on-interviews with the sources, social commentary on the perceived vs true nature of Family Crime Organizations in southern Italy, and the legal system's slow evolution in adjusting to the chain of power. (Not just about the Sicilian Mafia.) Whereas Clare is a journalist not a novelist, this book can't come near Peter Robb's Midnight in Sicily; however, without it, I couldn't have researched and written my Camorra tale with authenticity - mainly the truth about the women's role [...]

    3. Now more than 10 years old, this book was still an interesting exploration of the role of women in the Italian mafia both in Italy (mostly) and the United States (a little). People think of the mafia as a boys' club, an image promoted by the organisation and reinforced by popular entertainment, but the wives, girlfriends, and children often play very active, even pivotal roles. When husbands are doing time, they may even take over temporarily. Some women feel that being with a gangster is exciti [...]

    4. I have read a newer edition (2011) with an updated foreword. This book depicts so well the cruel and misogynistic culture in the mafia and in south-italy, and what kind of women are bred from this kind of systematic violence and brainwashing. How some will rise against it, some be swept into it and contribute in either as bosses or as humble servants, and most of them crushed by it. The book is based on several interviews, all the stories are deeply personal. Clare Longrigg also touches on why i [...]

    5. Like Elle, I read this book as part of my research for stories that I wanted to write about women and acts of criminality. Besides bing useful to me, however, I found it an enjoyable and interesting read. I am sure that I will come back to it for more material.

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