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Honor and the Political Economy of Marriage : Violence against Women in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq / Joanne Payton.

Author/Creator:
Payton, Joanne author., Author,
Publication:
New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (192 pages) : 17
Series:
Politics of Marriage and Gender, Global
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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In English.
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Summary:
'Honor' is used as a justification for violence perpetrated against women and girls considered to have violated social taboos related to sexual behavior. Several 'honor'-based murders of Kurdish women, such as Fadime Sahindal, Banaz Mahmod and Du'a Khalil Aswad, and campaigns against 'honor'-based violence by Kurdish feminists have drawn international attention to this phenomenon within Kurdish communities. Honor and the Political Economy of Marriage provides a description of 'honor'-based violence that focuses upon the structure of the family rather than the perpetrator's culture. The author, Joanne Payton, argues that within societies primarily organized by familial and marital connections, women's 'honor' is a form of symbolic capital within a 'political economy' in which marriage organizes intergroup connections. Drawing on statistical analysis of original data contextualized with historical and anthropological readings, Payton explores forms of marriage and their relationship to 'honor', sketching changing norms around the familial control of women from agrarian/pastoral roots to the contemporary era.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
Series Foreword / Berta, Péter
Foreword / Khan, Deeyah
Note on Orthography
1. Honor
2. The Problems of Earthly Existence
3. The Patriarchal Order
4. Marriage
5. Modernity
6. Quantitative Analysis
7. The End of Honor
Acknowledgments
Notes
References
Index
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Jan 2020)
Contributor:
Khan, Deeyah
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781978801752
OCLC:
1125112344
Publisher Number:
10.36019/9781978801752 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.