Honor and Violence against Women in Iraqi Kurdistan

Honor and Violence against Women in Iraqi Kurdistan

by M. Alinia

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Honor and Violence against Women in Iraqi Kurdistan by M. Alinia

This book examines violence against women in the name of honor in Iraqi Kurdistan, taking an intersectional perspective. It reveals the links between destructive, state-sanctioned honor discourse and notions of manhood as they are shaped by a resistance culture dedicated to the struggle against ethnic oppression.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349474370
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 11/12/2013
Edition description: 1st ed. 2013
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Minoo Alinia is Associate Professor of Sociology at Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden and a teacher at Uppsala University's National Centre for Studies of Men's Violence Against Women.

Table of Contents

1. Locating the Book 2. Framing the Historical and Political Context of Oppression and Resistance in Iraqi Kurdistan 3. Intersecting Oppression and the Multiplex of Violence against Women 4. Policing Patriarchy: Honour, Violence, and Manhood 5. Women Opposing Violence: Room for Resistance and Spaces of Empowerment 6. Forced or Arranged Marriage and Women's Responses 7. Suicide as Protest 8. Concluding Remarks

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