The Resource The making of a human bomb : an ethnography of Palestinian resistance, Nasser Abufarha

The making of a human bomb : an ethnography of Palestinian resistance, Nasser Abufarha

Label
The making of a human bomb : an ethnography of Palestinian resistance
Title
The making of a human bomb
Title remainder
an ethnography of Palestinian resistance
Statement of responsibility
Nasser Abufarha
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Making of a Human Bomb, Nasser Abufarha, a Palestinian anthropologist, explains the cultural logic underlying Palestinian martyrdom operations (suicide attacks) launched against Israel during the Al-Aqsa Intifada (2000-06). In so doing, he sheds much-needed light on how Palestinians have experienced and perceived the broader conflict. During the Intifada, many of the martyrdom operations against Israeli targets were initiated in the West Bank town of Jenin and surrounding villages. Abufarha was born and raised in Jenin. His personal connections to the area enabled him to conduct ethnographic research there during the Intifada, while he was a student at a U.S. university. Abufarha draws on the life histories of martyrs, interviews he conducted with their families and members of the groups that sponsored their operations, and examinations of Palestinian literature, art, performance, news stories, and political commentaries. He also assesses data-about the bombers, targets, and fatalities caused-from more than two hundred martyrdom operations carried out by Palestinian groups between 2001 and 2004. Some involved the use of explosive belts or the detonation of cars; others entailed armed attacks against Israeli targets (military and civilian) undertaken with the intent of fighting until death. In addition, he scrutinized suicide attacks executed by Hamas and Islamic Jihad between 1994 and 2000." -- Book cover
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Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abufarha, Nasser
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6433.P25
LC item number
A28 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The cultures and practice of violence series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Suicide bombers
  • Suicide bombings
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Political violence
  • Nahostkonflikt
  • Selbstmordattentat
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Political violence
  • Suicide bombers
  • Suicide bombings
  • Palästinenser
  • Israel
  • Middle East
Label
The making of a human bomb : an ethnography of Palestinian resistance, Nasser Abufarha
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Histories and historicities in Palestine -- State expansion and the violence of "peace making" in Palestine -- The carrier -- Dying to live -- The strategies and politics of martyrdom in Palestine
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 277 p.
Isbn
9780822344285
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009006501
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)306805907
  • (OCoLC)ocn306805907
Label
The making of a human bomb : an ethnography of Palestinian resistance, Nasser Abufarha
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Histories and historicities in Palestine -- State expansion and the violence of "peace making" in Palestine -- The carrier -- Dying to live -- The strategies and politics of martyrdom in Palestine
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 277 p.
Isbn
9780822344285
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009006501
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)306805907
  • (OCoLC)ocn306805907

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