Neoemozioni e colletti bianchi. Uno studio qualitativo

Maria Di Blasi, Cecilia Giordano, Giovanna Di Falco

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[automatically translated] The criminal organization Cosa Nostra, in the last decade, has initiated a profound organizational and cultural transformation process. The inevitable generational spare parts, as well as the financial deepening and internationalization of the Mafia, have led to a gradual abandonment of rigidly centralist model in favor of trusses connected to each other and full of external relations. The white-collar, nodal points of the criminal network, play an important role as a link between the criminal organization, politics, economics. Objective of the study is to understand such relational mode support the mafia-patronage system of power and identify the emotional experiences more frequently inside the Mafia relational contexts. The eavesdropping observations from the living room of Giuseppe Guttadauro, physician and head of the district of Palermo district, are a rich source for a psychological-clinical study of the changes taking place in the criminal organization Cosa Nostra. Starting from the assumption that social relations are organized in mafia contexts emotionally around the fantasy of possession of (Carli, 2005), the study aims to relate the different themes present in the conversations between the Guttadauro boss and white collar Miceli with emotional experiences through which they are conveyed. The research involved the use of the software for automatic processing Lexical and Textual for ' Analysis of the Contents of a Corpus (TaLTaC2) for the identification of linguistic specificities used by the two protagonists, and intercepted the work of four independent judges for the identification of issues and psychological categories for each text or relational episode segment. First results show a specific neoemozionale use of the boss than the white collar.
Original languageItalian
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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