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Author Aran, Gideon, author

Title The smile of the human bomb : new perspectives on suicide terrorism / Gideon Aran ; translated by Jeffrey Green
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (xxxviii, 336 pages)
Contents Preface : Anna and  ĽAbed -- 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
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 28, 2018)
Subject Al-Aqsa Intifada, 2000-
Palestinian Arabs -- Suicidal behavior -- Israel.
Suicide bombers -- Israel.
Suicide bombings -- Israel.
Terrorists -- Suicidal behavior -- Israel.
Victims of terrorism -- Israel.
Form Electronic book
Author Green, Yaacov Jeffrey, translator
LC no. 2018007686
ISBN 1501724762 (electronic book)
9781501724763 (electronic book)
Other Titles New perspectives on suicide terrorism