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Author Simon, David R., 1944-

Title Tony Soprano's America : the criminal side of the American dream / David R. Simon with Tamar Love
Published Boulder, Colo. ; Oxford : Westview, 2004


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 MELB  361.10973 Sim/Tsa  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 274 pages ; 23 cm
Contents 1. The Contradictory Sopranos and Us -- 2. Tony Soprano and the American Dream -- 3. The Sopranos and the Higher Immorality -- 4. Tony and the World: The Global Economy, Organized-Crime Syndicates, and Narco-Terrorism -- 5. Lies, Entertainment, and Alienation, Soprano Style -- 6. Tony Soprano and the Crimeogenic Department Store -- 7. The Sopranos' Family Life ... and Ours -- 8. Everyday Life in Tony Soprano's America -- 9. Solutions to the Crises of Tony Soprano's America: The Real Meaning of Tony Soprano
Summary "Tony Soprano's America looks at the relationship between the American Dream and the manner in which we pursue it. Like Tony, can we do the effectively expedient thing without sacrificing honor? Must we be held accountable for our behaviour? In this fascinating look at the social and family dynamics of Tony's life and at the societal problems that surround it - crime, drugs, infidelity, gambling, corruption, and their wide-reaching effects - writer and criminologist David Simon takes the reader through all aspects of crime in America: from the streets to the boardroom, and from the local hood to far-reaching international syndicates. With insight, Simon challenges us to hold up a mirror to ourselves, to make better sense of our fascination and worship of those like Tony who not only use criminal acts to take shortcuts to the American Dream, but who also get away with it."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Reprinted with an new preface. _ Originally published: 2002
Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Sopranos (Television program)
Social problems -- United States.
Organized crime -- United States.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
Author Love, Tamar.
ISBN 0813340365 cased incorrect for item
0813390486 paperback