From Clans to Co-ops : Confiscated Mafia Land in Sicily, Hardback Book

From Clans to Co-ops : Confiscated Mafia Land in Sicily Hardback

Part of the The Human Economy series


From Clans to Co-ops explores the social, political, and economic relations that enable the constitution of cooperatives operating on land confiscated from mafiosi in Sicily, a project that the state hails as arguably the greatest symbolic victory over the mafia in Italian history.

Rakopoulos's ethnographic focus is on access to resources, divisions of labor, ideologies of community and food, and the material changes that cooperatives bring to people's lives in terms of kinship, work and land management.

The book contributes to broader debates about cooperativism, how labor might be salvaged from market fundamentalism, and to emergent discourses about the 'human' economy.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social & cultural anthropology
  • ISBN: 9781785334009



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