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The gangster, within the arms of the Italian American artist, turns into a telling determine within the story of yankee race, gender, and ethnicity - a determine that displays the autobiography of an immigrant workforce simply because it displays the myth of a local inhabitants.

From Wiseguys to Wise Men reports the determine of the gangster and explores its social functionality within the building and projection of masculinity within the usa. via taking a look at the cultural icon of the gangster in the course of the lens of gender, this ebook provides new insights into fabric that has been a part of American tradition for as regards to a hundred years.

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