La festa di Sant’Agata tra devozione popolare, strumentalizzazioni criminali, ambiguità istituzionali e impegno civile (2008-2014)

Autori: Rossana Barcellona, Teresa Sardella
In: Sanctorum. Scritture, pratiche, immagini. 1
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The Feast of St. Agatha: Popular Devotion, Criminal Exploitation, Institutional Ambiguities and Civic Engagement (2008-2014)

This paper proposes a study on the relationship between the traditional festival of Saint Agatha, the patron saint of Catania, mafia infiltration and journalism during the years 2008-2017. In those years, in fact, investigations and court acts were built upon suspicions and rumours. From a survey of newspapers and other media different approaches become evident, raising important questions and offering an interesting ground for analysis.