Honor Killings in the Twenty-First Century

Author:   Nicole Pope
Publisher:   Palgrave Macmillan
Edition:   1st ed. 2012
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Pages:   223
Publication Date:   15 December 2011
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Author:   Nicole Pope
Publisher:   Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint:   Palgrave Macmillan
Edition:   1st ed. 2012
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 1.30cm , Length: 21.60cm
Weight:   0.312kg
ISBN:  

9781349342280


ISBN 10:   1349342289
Pages:   223
Publication Date:   15 December 2011
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
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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 Guldunya Fatma and Fatih

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Nicole Pope challenges everything you thought you knew about 'honor' killing. Today's Zaman [Pope] does not take for granted the irreflexive impenetrability that we attribute to time-honored ritual, one that has led to a deterministic view of honor killings as a practice perpetrated by people brainwashed by culture or religion the author argues that honor killings are a pliant and evolving phenomenon, often aggravated by the rapid changes of globalization. Such an argument helps us to contextualize the notion of tradition within the framework of the modern and think of the ways it 'evolves' within modern and liberal circumstance. Turkish Review 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


Nicole Pope challenges everything you thought you knew about 'honor' killing. Today's Zaman [Pope] does not take for granted the irreflexive impenetrability that we attribute to time-honored ritual, one that has led to a deterministic view of honor killings as a practice perpetrated by people brainwashed by culture or religion the author argues that honor killings are a pliant and evolving phenomenon, often aggravated by the rapid changes of globalization. Such an argument helps us to contextualize the notion of tradition within the framework of the modern and think of the ways it 'evolves' within modern and liberal circumstance. Turkish Review 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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NICOLE POPE Swiss journalist and writer based in Istanbul, Turkey.

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