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Confronting Honour Killings in Turkey: The Interaction of State and Civil Society

Confronting Honour Killings in Turkey: The Interaction of State and Civil Society (Hardback)

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In 2005 Turkey introduced a set of legal reforms that were aimed at curbing incidents of honour killings and punishing those responsible. But in the years since this reform, there are still reports of gender-based violence and such honour killings - in which someone (usually a woman) is killed due to the perception that they have brought 'dishonour' upon their family or community - are still taking place. Here, Nur Banu Kavakli Birdal asks: what has gone wrong? What is problematic about the relation between written law and reality? Why has this new law not had a lasting impact on women's everyday lives? In looking at the interplay between state and society through the lens of honour killings, Birdal offers a sociological insight into modern Turkey which will appeal to those involved in the study of this country and the wider region.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical control & freedomsHuman rightsLGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsReligious groups: social & cultural aspectsIslamic studiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesViolence in society Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd. Publication Date: 30/12/2017 ISBN-13: 9781780765259  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Nur Banu Kavakli Birdal is Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Social Policy Forum at Bogazici University. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

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