Archivi categoria: English posts

Homage to Gianluca Congiusta, a young businessman from Calabria, an innocent victim of the ‘Ndrangheta and our indifference

During the Summer Term Course field study of Arcadia University Italy Programs in July 2013 (and again in 2014), we met with Mario Congiusta, the father of Gianluca, a young entrepreneur assassinated on May 24, 2005 in Siderno by the … Continua a leggere

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The main and oldest Italian mafia organizations, a recap framework

I thought it could be useful for a general public who might be interested in getting an initial understanding of the Italian mafia organizations, to have an overview of the 3 and oldest and strongest ones: camorra, cosa nostra, ‘ndrangheta. In the meantime … Continua a leggere

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The peaceful invasion of (food) selectarians

What is the definition* of selectarian? According to the New York Times blogger Ben Schott a selectarian is “one who exercises meticulous choice over the food they eat”. Schott reports that: a) on his website the yogi Bryan Kest elaborated upon the … Continua a leggere

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Organized crime and art: the never ending slaughter

Dr. Vicky Kynourgiopoulou, professor of Archaeology and Museum Studies at Arcadia University – Italy programs, has curated the exhibition “Art in Motion – Terrorism perspectives”, where the students of the Spring 2012 “Museum Practices” class displayed their art-works. The exhibition took place on … Continua a leggere

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The Italian solidarity economy slow revolution

The Italian solidarity economy slow revolution, by Alberto Corbino “There’s a lot to say about the Italian people’s fight against the international crisis and shortsighted politics than this article could explore.  We do have our Occupy places like the “NO … Continua a leggere

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Italian food: quality Vs forgery

In some European countries like France, Spain and, of course, my Italy food is everything: it’s culture, business, family, art, a way of life… it’s a religion. In Europe farming has contributed over the centuries to creating and maintaining a … Continua a leggere

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