Guns and Garlic: Myths and Realities of Organized Crime

Guns and Garlic: Myths and Realities of Organized Crime (Paperback)

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 Guns and Garlic: Myths and Realities of Organized Crime
Paperback
Purdue University Press
06/01/1974
240pp
English
6.00" x 9.00"
0911198385
9780911198386
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Book Description

With the appearance of Homer's study, it is no longer possible to base any serious work about organized crime on the superficial debate over whether or not this set of activities is dominated by one or more particular ethnic groups," writes political scientist Michael A. Weinstein in his introduction. "Homer removes the study of organized crime from the realm of sensationalism and ethnic chauvinism, and places it in the context of contemporary American social structure. He reviews prevalent myths and hypotheses about organized crime and critically analyzes them in the framework of contemporary organization theory. In this context, organized crime is analyzed in its economic, political, ethnic, and social class dimensions

About the Author(s):

Frederic D. Homer is Professor of Political Science at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. He is also the author of Guns and Garlic: Myths and Realities of Organized Crime and Character: An Individualistic Theory of Politics.