Kopytoff, Igor. Extension of conflict as a method of conflict resolution among the Suku of the Congo

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Title: Extension of conflict as a method of conflict resolution among the Suku of the Congo

Published in: Journal of conflict resolution -- Vol. 5, no. 1

Published By: Journal of conflict resolution -- Vol. 5, no. 1 Dept. of Journalism, University of Michigan. 1961. 61-69 p.

By line: Igor Kopytoff

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2016. Computer File

Culture: Suku (FO46)

Subjects: Ingroup antagonisms (578); Social control (626); Community structure (621); Social relationships and groups (571); Lineages (613); Activities of the aged (887); Status and treatment of the aged (888); Legal norms (671); Initiation of judicial proceedings (694); Offenses and sanctions (680);

Abstract: This paper describes particular methods of resolving conflict among the Suku. Each Suku lineage is responsible for the execution of justice. In most cases, this involves negotiating with other lineages on behalf of individual members to pay or receive compensation involving specific offenses such as property damage, homicide, and sexual violence. If the negotiating lineages fail to agree on a settlement, they agree to bring in a mediating third party, which risks potentially extending the conflict. It is the fear of this risk that motivates the parties to settle their differences.

Document Number: 4

Document ID: fo46-004

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 69)

Field Date: 1958-1959

Evaluation: Anthropologist-5

Analyst: Teferi Abate Adem ; 2014

Coverage Date: 1920-1960

Coverage Place: Kwango district, Bandundu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

LCSH: Suku (African people)

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