By Nachman Ben-Yehuda
ISBN 0791411656. Harcover. SUNY sequence in Deviance and Social regulate.
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86-01-007. I am very grateful to both for their support. My gratitude is to the Department of Sociology at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. This department provided the necessary means which helped me to start thinking about this Page xi research during one fruitful Sabbatical. The firm, enthusiastic, and continuous support, sometimes during difficult times, of my colleagues at the department of Sociology and Anthropology at Hebrew University most certainly gave me the strength to continue and finish the project.
This conceptualization means that it is not always the case that the powerful would necessarily deviantize the powerless. The powerless may persuade inhabitants of other symbolic-moral universes of the "truth" of their cause, and/or be engaged themselves in the generation of power, and negotiate a settlement. Discussing politics and deviance necessitates using the concepts of power and morality in the most explicit way (see Ben-Yehuda 1990). " This area was divided into two separate divisions: political elements in so-called regular deviance (1990:65-71) and political deviance proper (1990:71-94).
See Goldscheider and Zuckerman 1984; Cohen and Mendes-Flohr 1987), cultural matrix. Hence the book focuses on political assassinations by Jews in Palestine-Israel. The nature of the inquiry is social-historical, from a sociology of deviance perspective, and it employs a methodology which relies on both primary and secondary sources. To have a full, gestalt type of, comprehension of the puzzle of political assassinations requires a broad knowledge in two areas. First, an analytic understanding of what political assassinations are, and what is their place within the sociology of deviance.