Blood Revenge: Family Honor, Mediation, and Outcasting
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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