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The smile of the human bomb : new perspectives on suicide terrorism

Author: Gideon Aran; Yaacov Jeffrey Green
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Real time close-range anthropological study of Palestinian suicide terrorism in Israel during the Intifada, focusing on the arena of explosion where the disguised aggressor and the prospective victims meet, based on an unconventional research methods and hitherto classified primary sources, revising discussion of the strategic logic of suicide terrorism and offering original insights into its moral logic"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Aran, Gideon.
Smile of the human bomb.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018005817
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gideon Aran; Yaacov Jeffrey Green
ISBN: 9781501724763 1501724762
OCLC Number: 1023814019
Description: 1 online resource (xxxviii, 336 pages)
Contents: Preface : Anna and ʻAbed --
Glossary --
Suicide terrorism revisited : introductory notes --
Accidental monsters, unlikely heroes (A) --
Accidental monsters, unlikely heroes (B) --
Anatomy of suicide operation --
Passing : overlooked aspect of suicide terrorism --
Middle Eastern twist --
Ritual coproduction : victimizer, victim and sacrifice --
Research strategy --
Concluding analytical notes --
Afterword : two attacks on our moral order.
Other Titles: New perspectives on suicide terrorism
Responsibility: Gideon Aran ; translated by Jeffrey Green.
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In 2017, nearly six thousand people were killed in suicide attacks across the world.In The Smile of the Human Bomb, Gideon Aran dissects the moral logic of the suicide terrorism that led to those  Read more...

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