9781137289551

'Honour' Killing and Violence Theory, Policy and Practice

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    9781137289551

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    1137289554

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-05-07
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

This interdisciplinary collection provides a compelling analysis of the practices and beliefs that lead to violence against women, men and children in the name of 'honour', with a range of international insights from criminology, psychology, law and history.

The volume advances legal and theoretical debates through the analysis of established research and presents new evidence and insights, addressing key questions such as: What psychological processes are relevant in the motivation of honour violence? Under what historical circumstances, and through what strategies, have honourable masculinity and violence been dissociated? Can honour be reconceptualised in ways that challenge violent practices justified in its name?

By locating 'honour' killing and 'honour' based violence within and beyond debates on violence against women and girls, this collection offers recommendations to inform both theory and practice, making this an essential resource for teachers and students, health professionals, police officers, lawyers, social workers, policy-makers, and activists working against gendered forms of violence.


Author Biography

Aisha K. Gill is an Associate Professor in Criminology at University of Roehampton, London, UK. She has written extensively in the field of gender, victimization and crime control.

Carolyn Strange is Graduate Director and Senior Fellow at Australian National University, Australia.

Karl Roberts is a Forensic Psychologist and Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Foreword; Professor Lynn Welchman
Notes on the Contributors
1. Introduction: 'Honour' and 'Honour'-based Violence: Challenging Common Assumptions; Aisha K. Gill
PART I: CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS
2. Domestic Violence or Cultural Tradition? Approaches to 'Honour Killing' as Species and Sub-species in English Legal Practice; Rupa Reddy
3. History Adjusting the Lens of Honour-based Violence: Perspectives from Euro-American History; Carolyn Strange
4. Towards a Psychologically Oriented Motivational Model of Honour Based Violence; Karl Roberts
5. Honour as Property; Johanna Bond
6. (Dis)honour, Death and Duress in the Courtroom; Jocelynne A. Scutt
PART II: OPERATIONALISING PRACTICES OF HONOUR AND VIOLENCE
7. Conceptualising HBV in Scandinavian Law Enforcement; Anja Bredal
8. 'If there were no khaps, …everything will go haywire…young boys and girls will start marrying into the same gotra'- Understanding khap-directed Honour Killings in North India; Suruchi Thapar-Björkert
9. 'All they think about is honour': The Murder of Shafilea Ahmed; Aisha K. Gill
10. Same Problem, Different Solutions: The Case of 'honour killing' in Germany and Britain; Selen Ayirtman Ercan
11. No Place in Canada': Triumphant Discourses, Murdered Women, and the 'Honour Crime'; Dana Mohammed Olwan







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