Revenge, retribution, reconciliation: justice and emotions between conflict and mediation, a cross-disciplinary anthology

Jockusch, Laura, Kraft, Andreas and Wünschmann, Kim, eds. (2016) Revenge, retribution, reconciliation: justice and emotions between conflict and mediation, a cross-disciplinary anthology. Martin Buber Society of Fellows notebook series, 3 . Hebrew University Magnes Press, Jerusalem. ISBN 978965493862

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Abstract

This volume explores how individuals, groups and societies in a variety of cultural contexts, political settings and time periods respond to the perpetration of injustices. Approaching the concepts of revenge, retribution and reconciliation from interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives, it opens a fruitful discussion among scholars of history, literature, psychology, biology, political science, communications, religious studies, law and philosophy. The book investigates how social groups reach and maintain an equilibrium between an emotional thirst for an immediate and unmediated response to injustices and societies' need to adjudicate measures and sanctions that seem proportional to the breech of justice.

Item Type: Edited Book
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for German-Jewish Studies
Depositing User: Kim Wuenschmann
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2016 10:11
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016 10:16
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/65825
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