In nomine patris: Discursive strategies and ideology in the Cosa Nostra family discourse

Salvatore Di Piazza, Fabio Indio Massimo Poppi, Fabio Indìo Massimo Poppi

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Abstract

The article investigates how Cosa Nostra family discourse is characterized by a series of discursive strategies that give shape to specific ideological structures. By analysing a TV interview to the son of Bernardo Provenzano, boss of Cosa Nostra, it is possible to understand how the criminal values and practices are maintained and reproduced within the father-son relationship. Specifically, we show how the son justifies, legitimises or denies the criminal actions of his father. The ideology of Cosa Nostra seems to be based on the inter-generational cultural continuity of its members, on the family as main locus of adherence, reductionism of its mediatic image, amoralism as father-son relational constant and verticalism of the organisation as key framing device.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)45-53
Numero di pagine9
RivistaDiscourse, Context and Media
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2017

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