Blood Revenge: Family Honor, Mediation, and Outcasting / Edition 2

Blood Revenge: Family Honor, Mediation, and Outcasting / Edition 2

by Joseph Ginat
     
 

This fully revised second edition shows how, in the past, when blood revenge took place, the perpetrators were proud of the fact as it enhanced their honor, however, now admittance of guilt is much more proscribed, and the authorities, unable to penetrate the strict secrecy codes of Arab society, have to adopt new strategies to prevent disputes getting out of hand.

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This fully revised second edition shows how, in the past, when blood revenge took place, the perpetrators were proud of the fact as it enhanced their honor, however, now admittance of guilt is much more proscribed, and the authorities, unable to penetrate the strict secrecy codes of Arab society, have to adopt new strategies to prevent disputes getting out of hand. This work investigates this issue, which has tremendous implications for law and order in Israeli society, and also takes account of the political upheavals since 1987 and provides substantial new ethnographic material.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781898723189
Publisher:
Sussex Academic Press
Publication date:
06/01/1997
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the first edition
Foreword to the second edition
Acknowledgments
1Bedouin and Rural Arabs in Transition1
2Murder and Revenge21
3Role of the Mediator55
4The Outcast100
5Family Honor129
Concluding Remarks188
Appendix: Fieldwork and Informants194
Notes198
Bibliography209
Index216

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