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

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

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

by Nur Banu Kavakli Birdal

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.
  • Category:True Crime , Murder General
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  • Publication Date:01/08/2019
  • Edition:0
  • ISBN:9781780765259
  • Format:Soft Cover
  • Delivery time: approx. 14-21 business days*

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