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In order to understand the decision-making processes within a marginalized group, it is important to examine the social and cultural context within which individuals behave. This ethnographic study focuses on the culture of organized crime and encompasses the narrative, meanings, communicative distinctions, and cultural foundations that reveal the innermost workings of the unique and very dangerous world of a major organized crime figure in South Boston, Massachusetts.
While the approach of this study is interdisciplinary, it is being conducted in the anthropological context of Clifford Geertz and Edward Hall.
This study is expected to be completed in 2011.