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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.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  363.325095694 ARAN    DUE 18-09-20
Physical description xxxviii, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-309) and index.
Contents Suicide terrorism revisited : introductory notes -- Accidental monsters, unlikely heroes (A) -- Accidental monsters, unlikely heroes (B) -- Anatomy of suicide operation -- Passing : an overlooked aspect of suicide terrorism -- Middle Eastern twist -- Ritual coproduction : victimizer, victim and sacrifice -- Research strategy : sources and methods -- Concluding comparative and analytical notes.
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.
Language notes Translated from the Hebrew.
Other author Green, Yaacov Jeffrey, translator.
Subject Suicide bombers -- Israel.
Suicide bombings -- Israel.
Terrorists -- Suicidal behavior -- Israel.
Palestinian Arabs -- Suicidal behavior -- Israel.
Victims of terrorism -- Israel.
Al-Aqsa Intifada, 2000-
ISBN 9781501724756 (cloth ;) (alk. paper)
1501724754 (cloth ;) (alk. paper)