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The cultural shaping of revenge

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 December 2012

Stephen Beckerman*
Affiliation:
Anthropology Department, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. stv@psu.edu

Abstract

There are interesting parallelisms between McCullough et al.'s article and studies of revenge presented by French legal anthropologist Raymond Verdier, particularly as regards the discussion of the increasing likelihood of revenge with increasing social distance. Additionally, the observation that many peoples speak of revenge in the language of debt and repayment, links it with exchanges of benefits as well as costs.

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