Honor Killings in the Twenty-First Century [NOOK Book]

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Thousands of women are murdered every year by close relatives for allegedly violating an unwritten social code or rebelling against the patriarchal order. "Honor" killings and other harmful practices such as forced marriage, child marriage, or bride exchange have been recorded for centuries. Under growing pressure from human rights activists, these old traditions have also evolved and adapted to modern circumstances. The book examines honor-based violence, its roots and its evolution, as well as the ongoing ...
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Honor Killings in the Twenty-First Century

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Overview

Thousands of women are murdered every year by close relatives for allegedly violating an unwritten social code or rebelling against the patriarchal order. "Honor" killings and other harmful practices such as forced marriage, child marriage, or bride exchange have been recorded for centuries. Under growing pressure from human rights activists, these old traditions have also evolved and adapted to modern circumstances. The book examines honor-based violence, its roots and its evolution, as well as the ongoing struggle to eradicate it in Turkey, Pakistan and other countries, including Western European nations.
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"In this powerfully written book, Nicole Pope takes a comparative look at so-called honor killings, searching out the patterns and triggers that cause families and relatives to kill women suspected of sexual misconduct or even just defiance or disobedience. Pope compares honor killings in Pakistan and Turkey with violence against women elsewhere in the world, opening the road to new ways of understanding what has often been seen as a Middle Eastern or Muslim problem. Her heart- wrenching interviews with victims' families and with women who survived illuminate the social and cultural forces that lead families to murder, but also give some glimpse of how this scourge might be eliminated." - Jenny White, associate professor of anthropology, Boston University and author of Islamist Mobilization in Turkey

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781137012654
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/3/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 238
  • Sales rank: 1,090,956
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Nicole Pope is a Swiss journalist and writer based in Istanbul, Turkey.
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Table of Contents

Rojin 

Honor and Shame 

Pinar 

Born Unequal 

Nasreen 

Harmful Practices 

Zahida 

Cruel and Unusual 

Semse

Perpetrators 

Berfin 

Religion or Tradition? 

Heshu 

Old Traditions, Modern Context 

Samia

Legal Matters 

Güldünya 

Fatma and Fatih
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