Performance matters more than masculinity: violence, gender dynamics and mafia women

Journal article


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
AuthorsCayli, Baris
Abstract

Narrating the stories of Italian mafia women and classifying their performance, this study shows that mafiosi masculinity creates a violent social atmosphere for women. The performance practised by women may give rise to a higher social status or credibility for the women or may make them vulnerable against violence and risks posed by mafia activity. Women's performances against violent mafia activity can bring definitive failure to the solid structure of the mafia family. Yet, conversely, the performance of women under the influence of mafiosi masculinity can also render the mafia more resilient against threat.

KeywordsMafia women; Performance; Masculinity; Violence; Organized crime
Year2016
JournalAggression and violent behavior
PublisherElsevier
ISSN1359-1789
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2016.06.001
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/611824
hdl:10545/611824
Publication dates03 Jun 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited06 Jun 2016, 13:43
Accepted02 Jun 2016
ContributorsUniversity of Derby
File
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/93w22/performance-matters-more-than-masculinity-violence-gender-dynamics-and-mafia-women

Download files

  • 28
    total views
  • 20
    total downloads
  • 1
    views this month
  • 10
    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
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
Renewing Criminalized and Hegemonic Cultural Landscapes
Cayli, Baris 2014. Renewing Criminalized and Hegemonic Cultural Landscapes. Critical Criminology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10612-014-9258-z
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