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

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

by Joseph Ginat
     
 

ISBN-10: 1898723184

ISBN-13: 9781898723189

Pub. Date: 06/01/1997

Publisher: Sussex Academic Press

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.

Overview

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 Philip Carl Salzman vii

Foreword to the second edition Gabriel Bach xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

1 Bedouin and Rural Arabs in Transition 1

Collective Responsibility 2

Bedouin and Rural Arabs in Transition 3

Blood Disputes and the Law 15

2 Murder and Revenge 21

Killer and Victim from Different Co-liable Groups 22

Killer and Victim from Same Co-liable Group 24

Factors Affecting Revenge or Settlement 25

Political Assassination 49

3 Role of the Mediator 55

Bedouin of the Negev and of the Galilee 60

Arab Villages in the Galilee and in the Triangle 67

Social Exchange 77

Interactive Comparison 82

The Anthropologist/Mediator 85

4 The Outcast 100

The Traditional Tashmis 101

Bedouin in Transition 107

Deterioration in Co-liable Group Cohesiveness 108

Changes in Ideology and Group Structure 126

5 Family Honor 129

Honor and Shame 129

Accident or Murder? 135

Surviving Offenders 151

Code of Chastity 185

Concluding Remarks 188

Appendix: Fieldwork and Informants 194

Notes 198

Bibliography 209

Index 216

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