The Italian Antimafia, New Media, and the Culture of Legality
The past two decades have witnessed increasing opposition to mafia influence and activities in Italy. Community organizations such as Libera, founded in 1995, and Addiopizzo, originating in 2004, exemplify how Italian society has tried to come together to promote antimafia activities. The societal opposition to mafia influence continues to grow and the Internet has become a frontline in the battle between the two groups.
The Italian Antimafia, New Media, and the Culture of Legality is the first book to examine the online battles between the mafia and its growing cohort of opponents. While the mafia’s supporters have used Internet technologies to expand its power, profits, and violence, antimafia citizens employ the same technologies to recreate Italian civil society. The contributors to this volume are experts in diverse fields and offer interdisciplinary studies of antimafia activism and legality in online journalism, Twitter, YouTube, digital storytelling, blogs, music, and photography. These examinations enable readers to understand the grassroots Italian cultural revolution, which makes individuals responsible for promoting justice, freedom, and dignity.
- Series: Toronto Italian Studies
- World Rights
- Page Count: 216 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.5in x 9.0in
"The Italian Antimafia is an exciting addition to the fields of mafia studies, media studies, and Italian cultural studies. Robin Pickering-Iazzi has gathered together carefully crafted and innovative contributions that move research forward substantially. This volume is essential reading for students interested in Italian media and culture."
Danielle Hipkins, Associate Professor of Italian Studies and Film, University of Exeter
Robin Pickering-Iazzi is a professor in the Department of French, Italian, and Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her previous works include The Mafia in Italian Lives and Literature and Mafia and Outlaw Stories, both published by University of Toronto Press.
Table of contents
Introduction: Robin Pickering-Iazzi Mediating Italian Antimafia Culture: (Cyber)spatialities of Legality
Chapter 1: Carla Bagnoli Structural Modes of Recognition and Virtual Forms of Empowerment: Toward a New Antimafia Culture
Chapter 2: Baris Cayli When a Journalist Defies More than the Mafia: The Legacy of Giuseppe Fava and Italian Antimafia Culture
Chapter 3: Paula Salvio “A Taste of Justice”: Digital Media and Libera Terra’s Antimafia Public Pedagogy of Agrarian Dissent
Chapter 4: Amy Boylan Democratizing the Memorial Landscape: Casamemoria Vittimemafia’s Calendar of Loss
Chapter 5: Giovanna Summerfield Per Non Dimenticare: Antimafia Digital Storytelling and Reflections
Chapter 6: Dana Renga Remediating the Banda della Magliana: Debating Sympathetic Perpetrators in the Digital Age
Chapter 7: Angela Maiello #NuJuornBuon. Aesthetics of Viral Antimafia
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