Renewing Criminalized and Hegemonic Cultural Landscapes

Journal article


Cayli, Baris 2014. Renewing Criminalized and Hegemonic Cultural Landscapes. Critical Criminology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10612-014-9258-z
AuthorsCayli, Baris
Abstract

The Mafia's long historical pedigree in Mezzogiorno, Southern Italy, has empowered the Mafioso as a notorious, uncontested, and hegemonic figure. The counter-cultural resistance against the mafiosi culture began to be institutionalized in the early 1990s. Today, Libera Terra is the largest civil society organization in the country that uses the lands confiscated from the Mafia as a space of cultural repertoire to realize its ideals. Deploying labor force through volunteer participation, producing biological fruits and vegetables, and providing information to the students on the fields are the principal cultural practices of this struggle. The confiscated lands make the Italian experience of anti-Mafia resistance a unique example by connecting the land with the ideals of cultural change. The sociocultural resistance of Libera Terra conveys a political message through these practices and utters that the Mafia is not invincible. This study draws the complex panorama of the Mafia and anti-Mafia movement that uses the ‘confiscated lands’ as cultural and public spaces for resistance and socio-cultural change. In doing so, this article sheds new light on the relationship between rural criminology and crime prevention policies in Southern Italy by demonstrating how community development practice of Libera Terra changes the meaning of landscape through iconographic symbolism and ethnographic performance.

Keywordsrural criminology; Landscape; social change; cultural change
Year2014
JournalCritical Criminology
ISSN1205-8629
1572-9877
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/s10612-014-9258-z
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/607767
hdl:10545/607767
Publication dates2014
Publication process dates
Deposited03 May 2016, 14:13
Rights

Archived with thanks to Critical Criminology

ContributorsUniversity of Stirling
File
File Access Level
Open
File
File Access Level
Open
File
File Access Level
Open
File
File Access Level
Open
File
File Access Level
Open
Permalink -

https://repository.derby.ac.uk/item/92529/renewing-criminalized-and-hegemonic-cultural-landscapes

Download files

  • 34
    total views
  • 6
    total downloads
  • 1
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

Crime, bandits, and community: how public panic shaped the social control of territory in the Ottoman Empire
Cayli, Baris 2018. Crime, bandits, and community: how public panic shaped the social control of territory in the Ottoman Empire. Territory, Politics, Governance. https://doi.org/10.1080/21622671.2018.1557074
Body-worn cameras: determining the democratic habitus of policing.
Cayli, Baris, Hargreaves, Charlotte and Hodgson, Philip 2018. Body-worn cameras: determining the democratic habitus of policing. Safer Communities. https://doi.org/10.1108/SC-03-2018-0008
Social unrest in the UK and Turkey: Rethinking police violence against dissident communities.
Cayli, Baris, Hodgson, Philip and Walsh, Dave 2018. Social unrest in the UK and Turkey: Rethinking police violence against dissident communities. Comparative Sociology. https://doi.org/10.1163/15691330-12341455
When a journalist defies more than the mafia: The legacy of Giuseppe Fava and Italian Antimafia Culture
Cayli, Baris 2017. When a journalist defies more than the mafia: The legacy of Giuseppe Fava and Italian Antimafia Culture. in: University of Toronto Press.
Peasants, bandits, and state intervention: The consolidation of authority in the Ottoman Balkans and Southern Italy
Cayli, Baris 2017. Peasants, bandits, and state intervention: The consolidation of authority in the Ottoman Balkans and Southern Italy. Journal of Agrarian Change. https://doi.org/10.1111/joac.12228
Victims and protest in a social space: Revisiting the sociology of emotions
Cayli, Baris 2017. Victims and protest in a social space: Revisiting the sociology of emotions. Emotion Space and Society. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2017.01.001
The zones of fragility: outlaws and the forms of violence in the Ottoman Empire
Cayli, Baris 2016. The zones of fragility: outlaws and the forms of violence in the Ottoman Empire. Journal of Historical Sociology. https://doi.org/10.1111/johs.12137
Performance matters more than masculinity: violence, gender dynamics and mafia women
Cayli, Baris 2016. Performance matters more than masculinity: violence, gender dynamics and mafia women. Aggression and violent behavior. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2016.06.001
Codes of Commitment to Crime and Resistance: Determining Social and Cultural Factors over the Behaviors of Italian Mafia Women
Cayli, Baris 2014. Codes of Commitment to Crime and Resistance: Determining Social and Cultural Factors over the Behaviors of Italian Mafia Women. Deviant Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1080/01639625.2014.977206
The ravages of social catastrophe: striving for the quest of 'Another World'
Cayli, Baris 2015. The ravages of social catastrophe: striving for the quest of 'Another World'. Philosophy & Social Criticism. https://doi.org/10.1177/0191453714567735