Women in the crossfire : understanding and ending honor killing

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...

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Main Author: Churchill, Robert Paul
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York, NY Oxford University Press 2018, 2018
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Collection: Oxford University Press - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary: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
Item Description:Previously issued in print: 2018
Physical Description:1 online resource
ISBN:9780190468590