[automatically translated] Those who study the mafia criminal organizations starting from everyday life and the experiences of their members, are often faced with events of various religion. Sometimes they are used instrumentally to confer legitimacy and consensus to the organization's choices authority or prestige of the leaders; other times, hides anxieties and crises that arise in the life of the individual; in other cases, the use of a common religious tradition serves as the substrate of group cohesion, constituting the web of shared memory. Subject to the necessary differences, religion is emerging as an important component for all mafias.
|Title of host publication||Dizionario enciclopedico delle mafie in Italia|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|