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First Steps Toward Understanding Honor Killing

Robert Paul Churchill

in Women in the Crossfire: Understanding and Ending Honor Killing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190468569
eISBN:
9780190468590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190468569.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter explores the oddity and complexity of honor killing. Sample incidents are discussed to reveal the general features of honor killing as a traditional practice significantly different from ... More


From German Bus Stop to Academy Award Nomination: The Honor Killing as Simulacrum

Katherine Pratt Ewing

in Gender, Violence, and Human Security: Critical Feminist Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770207
eISBN:
9780814770139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770207.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter addresses culturally based insecurities, focusing on honor killing in Germany. In the past few years, honor crimes have become globally famous among activists and scholars concerned ... More


Where Violence and Love Meet: Honour and Italian Society

Niamh Cullen

in Love, Honour, and Jealousy: An Intimate History of the Italian Economic Miracle

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198840374
eISBN:
9780191875953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840374.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

This chapter is an exploration of southern customs of love, courtship, and marriage. The notion of honour, strong in the southern regions and particularly Sicily and Calabria at least up to the late ... More


Creative freedom and community constraint in Nadeem Aslam’s Maps for Lost Lovers

Ahmed Rehana

in Writing British Muslims: Religion, class and multiculturalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719087400
eISBN:
9781781708972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087400.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

While not itself the subject of a controversy, Nadeem Aslam’s 2004 novel Maps for Lost Lovers, the focus of Chapter 5, thematises and explores the politics of minority offence and the binary of ... More


Elite Treatment of Honour Crimes in Modern Egypt

Pierre Cachia

in Exploring Arab Folk Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640867
eISBN:
9780748653300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640867.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the elite treatment of honour crimes in modern Egypt. It focuses on the ways and mechanisms in which elite literature has departed or distanced itself from the traditions and ... More


An Honour Crime with a Difference

Pierre Cachia

in Exploring Arab Folk Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640867
eISBN:
9780748653300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640867.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter focuses on narrative ballads whose core theme is the ‘honour crime’. It looks at three versions of the story of Hassan and Na'ima. It deals with a crime that took place in 1938 and it ... More


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