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  • Leader Of The Italian Mafia In Chicago
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    Italian Mafia The Mafia was first developed in Sicily in feudal times to protect the estates of landlords who were out of town. The word Mafia, derived from the Sicilian word, Mafioso, means family. Today, Mafia is a name which describes a loose association of criminal groups. These groups can be bound together by blood, oath or sworn secrecy. Many people had considered the Sicilian Mafia as the most ruthless mobsters of the twentieth century. By the nineteenth century, the Mafia had become know...
  • Business In The Mafia
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    Stephen Van TighemHistory 104 12: 00-12: 50 Kurt Dunbar Due: 11/19/2001 Term Paper Violence, blackmail and corruption as business terms, one would doubtfully consider them commonplace, but in the Mafia, nothing is. Looking at the history surrounding the Mafia, and the motivations apparent for its unconventional practices will lead one to realize that it is much more a union aimed at entrepreneurial success than the more common notion that it is simply a malicious group of amoral villains, anxiou...
  • Stereotypes Of Italian Americans In The Sopranos
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    The Sopranos and the Perpetuated Mafiosi Image life of organized crime, fancy cars, machine guns, beautiful women, money, power and family; these are the images that have perpetuated the associations of Italian-Americans with the Mafia in film and television for decades. It is in this traditional Godfather fashion that the HBO hit series The Sopranos continues to perpetuate this stereotypical image into the 21st century. From classic films like The Godfather and Goodfellas, to miniseries events ...
  • Most Visible Mafia Boss
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    The Mafia way of life may seem like a romantic updated version of the western movie played out on the streets of the big cities where the good guys and the wise guys who share the same instincts and values do battle before an enthralled public but it is actually very different. The Mafia is really just a group of uneducated thugs making money by victimizing the public. Initially, the Mafia was setup as a prominent supplier of bootlegged liquor, but it has spread into many different areas of crim...
  • Cressey And Albini
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    The two articles to be compared are The Functions and Structure of Criminal Syndicates by Donald R. Cressey and Donald Cressey's Contributions to the Study of Organized Crime by Joseph L. Albini. Though the second article is merely an evaluation of the first, the goal is to show how Albini agrees with some of Cressey's points, and to present Cressey's evidence that Albini has rejected in a way that will challenge Albini's accusations. In the essay written by Donald R. Cressey deals with Cressey'...
  • Phrase How Ya Doin
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    The commercial, 'The Bug,' is an advertisement for Budweiser beer. It takes place in a barroom that is long and narrow, typical of such an establishment in any city neighborhood. The bar itself is on the right of the TV screen, with the required mirror on the wall behind it, and assorted bottles on the counter. The over-all color of the place is dark with a typical wood bar and the colors beige and green, in various shades. In the opening shot, the bartender is setting up drinks on the counter, ...
  • Female Participation In The Red Brigades Organization
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    Gender Relations: Italian Women in Violent Organizations Summary The essay, "Mafiosi and Terrorists: Italian Women in Violent Organizations", by Alison Jamieson, discusses the role women have played in violent organizations in Italy. Despite male exclusivity and authoritarianism, women involved in such organizations have come a long way in widening the horizons of female influence in administration and commercial roles. The paper looks at, analyzes and compares two main violent organizations in ...

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