"Blood Feuds": Cross-Cultural Variations in Kin Group Vengeance

@article{Ericksen1992BloodFC,
  title={"Blood Feuds": Cross-Cultural Variations in Kin Group Vengeance},
  author={K. Ericksen and H. Horton},
  journal={Cross-Cultural Research},
  year={1992},
  volume={26},
  pages={57 - 85}
}
Despite the considerable research that has been carried out on cross-cultural pat terns of political conflict, little empirical attention has been devoted to the study of blood feuds. In this study, coding categories were developed to measure the legitimacy of kin group vengeance, self-redress, and formal adjudication mechanisms among societies in the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample (Murdock and White 1969). The empirical results strongly suggest that blood feuds occur within the context of… Expand

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