Segni della 'Ndrangheta in Lombardia: studio di un artefatto culturale

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Signs of the 'Ndrangheta in Lombardy: study of a cultural artifact

Caterina Gozzoli, Antonino Giorgi, Roberta Lampasona

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This work would like to be a contribution for a more thorough knowledge of the phenomenology of Mafia in Lombardy. It is a study carried out according to an ethnographic ap- proach, proposes the analysis of a cultural artifact (Cole, 1996, 1996a, Schein, 1985) aiming at understanding the logics and structure of Mafia organization from different social interlocutors’ representations and lived experiences. The research, consistent with previously conducted studies (Gozzoli, Giorgi, D’Angelo, in press), has the purpose to explore this anthropo-psychical and socio-cultural system which is ‘Ndrangheta and the way it has characterized involved territories as well as their inhabitants (Di Blasi, Lo Verso, 2011). Through an in-depth qualitative analysis of a video-documentary containing testimonies, wiretapping and interviews to people who have in/directly been having to do with ‘Ndrangheta , we could understand how strongly this phenomenon is present in the considered territory (a city in the North of Italy), controlling its political, social and financial transformations, and at the same time there would seem to be phenomena of social denial, feelings of sufferance, pain, fear in victims and a crucial impossibility of cohabitation. The possibility to connect information coming from different looks and grasp some recurrences allows highlighting effective tools for counteraction and intervention modalities.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Signs of the 'Ndrangheta in Lombardy: study of a cultural artifact
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)89-100
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • cohabitation
  • convivenza
  • cultura e organizzazione mafiosa
  • mafia culture and organization

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