'Honour': Crimes, Paradigms, and Violence Against Women

By: Lynn Welchman and Sara Hossain (eds)

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'Honour' brings together the practical insights and experience of individuals and organisations working in diverse regions and contexts to combat 'crimes of honour'. The authors examine strategies of response to such manifestations of violence against women, focusing largely on 'honour killings' and interference with the right to choice in marriage, and the related use and legal treatment of the defence of 'honour' and 'provocation' in different countries of Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and South Asia. This timely book is distinctive in approach and content, highlighting activist and practice-oriented academic perspectives from both the South and the North. The authors give voice to the struggle to locate 'crimes of honour' firmly within the international framework of violence against women and human rights rather than positioning these abuses as specific to particular cultures or communities. The first of its kind, this book serves as a resource in addressing 'honour crimes' and, more broadly, violence against women, and will be of interest to a multi-disciplinary academic audience as well as lawyers, policy-makers and activists. Contents Acknowledgements Preface: Violence against women and 'crimes of honour' Introduction: 'Honour', rights and wrongs 1. United Nations approaches to 'crimes of honour' 2. 'Crimes of honour', value and meaning 3. The role of 'community discourse' in combating 'crimes of honour': preliminary assessment and prospects 4. 'Honour killings' and the law in Pakistan 5. Murders of women in Lebanon: 'crimes of honour' between reality and the law 6. 'Crimes of honour' as violence against women in Egypt 7. Researching women's victimisation in Palestine: a socio-legal analysis 8. Culture, national minority and the state: working against the 'crime of family honour' within the Palestinian community in Israiel 9. Changing the rules? Developments on 'crimes of honour' in Jordan 10. Honour-based violence among the Kurds: the case of Iraqi Kurdistan 11. 'Crimes of honour' in the Italian Penal Code: an analysis of history and reform 12. The 'legitimate defence of honour', or murder with impunity? A critical study of legislation and case law in Latin America 13. 'Ther is no "honour" in domestic violence, only shame!' Women's struggles against 'honour' crimes in the UK 14. Of consent and contradiction: forced marriages in Bangladesh 15. From fathers to husbands: of love, death and marriage in North India 16. Tackling forced marriages in the Nordic countries: between women's rights and immigration control References About the contributors Index. Printed Pages: 398.

Title: 'Honour': Crimes, Paradigms, and Violence Against Women

Author Name: Lynn Welchman and Sara Hossain (eds)

Categories: Women's Studies, India,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Zubaan:

ISBN: 8189013807

ISBN 13: 9788189013806

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 027142

Keywords: Violence Against Women India