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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.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Every year, thousands of girls and women die, often at the hands of blood relatives. These victims are accused of committing honour violations that bring shame upon their family - such transgressions range from walking with a boy in their neighbourhood to seeking to marry a man of their own choosing to being a victim of rape. 'Women in the Crossfire' presents a thorough examination of honour killing, an age-old  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Churchill, Robert Paul, author.
Women in the crossfire.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Paul Churchill
ISBN: 9780190468590 0190468599
OCLC Number: 1079395943
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2018.
Awards: Winner of 2019 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title.
Description: 1 Online-Ressource
Responsibility: Robert Paul Churchill.

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Every year, thousands of girls and women die, often at the hands of blood relatives. These victims are accused of committing honour violations that bring shame upon their family - such transgressions range from walking with a boy in their neighbourhood to seeking to marry a man of their own choosing to being a victim of rape. 'Women in the Crossfire' presents a thorough examination of honour killing, an age-old social practice through which women are trapped and subjected to terror and deadly violence as consequences of the evolution of dysfunctional patriarchal structures and competition among men for domination.

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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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