Thank You Acharltongriffin
I should give a specific example of what I mean. Let me give a quote from Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba... and Then Lost It To The Revolution (2007) by T.J. English.
"Beyond the Big Apple, a similar purging had taken place, a violent changing of the guard that would go down in history as the Night of the Sicilian Vespers. Across the land, old-style Sicilian mafiosi were replaced by a younger generation of mostly Italian-American, Jewish, and a few Irish-American mobsters. A new kind of mob was born, based more on the philosophy of robber barons like Cornelius Vanderbilt, J.P. Morgan, Henry Ford, and the Rockefellers than on rural Mafia societies back in Sicily" (pp.14-15).
I think the mafia became more corporate and the corporate world became more gangster over the decades. This is what I mean. I'd like to know if there is a word that describes two elements acting upon each other, almost exchanging identities in the process.