Dentro le mafie: donne, violenza, potere

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Abstract

[automatically translated] Through the asymmetrical anthropology filter, the paper presents some reflections on the mafia women. Proposing listening to their words; recognizing the power and role of the women's language in the process of escaping from the Mafia and contexts reversing the observation point that has marked the long studies and reflections: the male perspective on the female, hetero self representation. It is a varied universe of women. Difficult to collect in a single definition; which records profound differences, when it crosses different territorial and criminal contexts (those of Cosa Nostra, the 'Ndrangheta, the Camorra, the Sacra Corona Unita), different generations and different social classes of membership. Which returns "autobiographies plural", but only with paradigmatic. Beyond apologetic proclamations of an alleged culture of honor and respect, listening to the stories of the mafia women stands out the frequency and variety of violence, including physical, which they are subjected. Stories of abuse, beatings, of impositions that in not a few occasions push these women to think about suicide as the only way out of a situation more bearable or indicate in death the only possible denouement of a strenuous and tiring attempted rebellion . But alongside these stories there are other, equally painful. In which women incite hatred and revenge, familiarize their children to a horror that becomes routine, to widespread complicity legitimate equally widespread de-empowerment processes. listening to the stories of the mafia women stands out the frequency and variety of violence, including physical, which they are subjected. Stories of abuse, beatings, of impositions that in not a few occasions push these women to think about suicide as the only way out of a situation more bearable or indicate in death the only possible denouement of a strenuous and tiring attempted rebellion . But alongside these stories there are other, equally painful. In which women incite hatred and revenge, familiarize their children to a horror that becomes routine, to widespread complicity legitimate equally widespread de-empowerment processes. listening to the stories of the mafia women stands out the frequency and variety of violence, including physical, which they are subjected. Stories of abuse, beatings, of impositions that in not a few occasions push these women to think about suicide as the only way out of a situation more bearable or indicate in death the only possible denouement of a strenuous and tiring attempted rebellion . But alongside these stories there are other, equally painful. In which women incite hatred and revenge, familiarize their children to a horror that becomes routine, to widespread complicity legitimate equally widespread de-empowerment processes. of taxation which in no few occasions push these women to think about suicide as the only way out of a situation more bearable or indicate in death the only possible denouement of a strenuous and exhausting attempt at rebellion. But alongside these stories there are other, equally painful. In which women incite hatred and revenge, familiarize their children to a horror that becomes routine, to widespread complicity legitimate equally widespread de-empowerment processes. of taxation which in no few occasions push these women to think about suicide as the only way out of a situation more bearable or indicate in death the only possible denouement of a strenuous and exhausting attempt at rebellion. But alongside these stories there are other, equally painful. In which women inc
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationViolenza di genere. Saperi contro
Pages193-203
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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NameETEROTOPIE

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Dino, A. (2016). Dentro le mafie: donne, violenza, potere. In Violenza di genere. Saperi contro (pp. 193-203). (ETEROTOPIE).