Honor Killings in the Twenty-First Century

Honor Killings in the Twenty-First Century

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Written by Nicole Pope
Published by Palgrave Macmillan
Published Dec, 2011
ISBN 10 0230339786
ISBN 13 9780230339781
Pages 238
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Thousands of women are murdered every year by close relatives for allegedly violating an unwritten social code or rebelling against the patriarchal order. Other harmful practices such as forced marriage, child marriage, or bride exchange have been recorded for centuries and adapted to modern times. The book examines honor-based violence, its roots and its evolution, as well as the ongoing struggle to eradicate it in Turkey, Pakistan and other countries, including Western European nations.

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