Honour Killings. The intersection of patriarchy, gender and religion

Honour Killings. The intersection of patriarchy, gender and religion

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by Melissa Pichard
     
 

An honor killing or honour killing is the homicide of a member of a family or social group by other members, due to the belief of the perpetrators that the victim has brought dishonor upon the family or community. Honor killings are directed mostly against women and girls, but have been extended to men. The perceived dishonor is normally the result of one of the… See more details below

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An honor killing or honour killing is the homicide of a member of a family or social group by other members, due to the belief of the perpetrators that the victim has brought dishonor upon the family or community. Honor killings are directed mostly against women and girls, but have been extended to men. The perceived dishonor is normally the result of one of the following behaviors, or the suspicion of such behaviors: dressing in a manner unacceptable to the family or community, wanting to terminate or prevent an arranged marriage or desiring to marry by own choice, especially if to a member of a social group deemed inappropriate, engaging in heterosexual acts outside marriage and engaging in homosexual acts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013736214
Publisher:
Angela Han
Publication date:
01/08/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
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