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Confronting Honour Killings in Turkey : The Interaction of State and Civil Society (Hardcover) (Nur Banu
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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.
Number of Pages: 288
Genre: Political Science, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Political Freedom + Security / Human Rights, Gender Studies
Series Title: Library of Modern Turkey
Publisher: Tauris Academic Studies
Author: Nur Banu Kavakli Birdal
Street Date: December 30, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-19-8523
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