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Honour and Violence

by Anton Blok

Honour and Violence Synopsis

In this major new book, Anton Blok combines anthropology and history in a comparative exploration of the links between honour and violence in widely different settings. He draws on material from two interrelated projects: micro-studies of the rural mafia in Sicily, and banditry in the Dutch republic, each set in its historical context.

Honour and Violence Press Reviews

In this sparkling and provocative collection of essays, Anton Blok contributes to our understanding of social processes and cultural categories over the centuries. Through startling examples -- the chimney sweep, popular bandits, the symbolism of the billy goat, the uses of nicknames, and more -- Blok gives us new ways to think about the paradoxes of the human condition, past and present. Natalie Zemon Davis, Princeton University. a Blok truly refreshes our thinkinga Ethnos

Book Information

ISBN: 9780745604497
Publication date: 20th November 2000
Author: Anton Blok
Publisher: Polity Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 376 pages
Categories: Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography, Cultural studies, Violence in society,

About Anton Blok

Anton Blok is Emeritus Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam.

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