Blood Revenge: Family Honor, Mediation, and Outcasting

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Sussex Academic Press, Jan 1, 1997 - History - 228 pages
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Foreword to the second edition by Gabriel Bach, Judge of the Israeli Supreme Court. The case studies are interesting and illuminating. They add an important empirical dimension to the general theoretical discussion of conflict resolution. Middle Eastern Studies. In the past, when blood revenge took place, the perpetrators were proud of the fact as it enhanced their honor. Now admittance of guilt is much more proscribed, and the authorities, unable to penetrate the strict secrecy codes of Arab society, are having to adopt new strategies to prevent disputes getting out of hand. This issue has tremendous implications for law and order in Israeli society. This fully revised second edition takes account of the political upheavals since 1987 and provides substantial new ethnographic material.

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Joseph Ginat was a cultural-political anthropologist and the vice president of international relations and research at Netanya Academic College. He is the author of numerous books and the editor of Sussex Studies in Peace Politics in the Middle East, as well as numerous contributions to social anthropology in the field of Mormon studies and Arab culture. Onn Winckler is a professor in the department of Middle Eastern history at the University of Haifa. He is the author of several books, including Modern Syria: From Ottoman Rule to Pivotal Role in the Middle East.

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