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Women in the crossfire : understanding and ending honor killing

Author: Robert Paul Churchill
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
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Women in the Crossfire seeks to understand the practice of honor killing from a variety of cultural and disciplinary perspectives and analyzes empirical research on honor killing, including a large original study published here for the first time. The book examines the root causes of honor killing both in human psychology and cultural evolution, and it recommends specific measures for protecting potential victims  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Churchill, Robert Paul.
Women in the crossfire.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017053466
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Paul Churchill
ISBN: 9780190468590 0190468599 9780190468576 0190468572 9780190883409 0190883405
OCLC Number: 1013526665
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 334 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half title; Women in the Crossfire; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; About the Companion Website; 1. First Steps Toward Understanding Honor Killing; 2. Empirical Research on Honor Killing; 3. The Social Realities of Honor; 4. Socialization, Gender, and Violence-​Prone Personality; 5. Warrior Masculinity and Female Victimization; 6. The Cultural Evolution of Honor Killing; 7. Providing Protection and Leveraged Reform; 8. Moral Transformation: Taking Honor Out of Honor Killing; 9. Moral Transformation: Sustainability and Community Ownership; Subject Index
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Women in the Crossfire seeks to understand the practice of honor killing from a variety of cultural and disciplinary perspectives and analyzes empirical research on honor killing, including a large original study published here for the first time. The book examines the root causes of honor killing both in human psychology and cultural evolution, and it recommends specific measures for protecting potential victims and ending honor killing altogether.

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Disturbing as the subject is, Paul Churchill has given us a fascinating, trenchant, and ultimately hopeful analysis of a seemingly intractable problem. Deploying tools from several disciplines, he Read more...

 
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