Men and Violence

Gender, Honor, and Rituals in Modern Europe and America


Author: Petrus Cornelis Spierenburg

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

ISBN: 0814207529

Category: History

Page: 279

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There is growing interest in the history of masculinity and male culture, including violence, as an integral part of a proper understanding of gender. In almost every historical setting, masculinity and violence are closely linked; certainly violent crime has been overwhelmingly a male enterprise. But violence is not always criminal: in many cultural contexts violence is linked instead to honour and encoded in rituals. We possess only an imperfect understanding of the ways in which aggressive behaviour, or the abstention from aggressive behaviour, contributes to the construction of masculinity and male honour. In this text eight scholars explore the interrelationship of masculinity, honour and the body. The essays focus on the United States and Western Europe from the 17th to the 20th centuries.

Honour and Violence

Gender, Power and Law in Southern Pakistan


Author: Nafisa Shah

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785330829

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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The practice of karo kari allows family, especially fathers, brothers and sons, to take the lives of their daughters, sisters and mothers if they are accused of adultery. This volume examines the central position of karo kari in the social, political and juridical structures in Upper Sindh, Pakistan. Drawing connections between local contests over marriage and resources, Nafisa Shah unearths deep historical processes and power relations. In particular, she explores how the state justice system and informal mediations inform each other in state responses to karo kari, and how modern law is implicated in this seemingly ancient cultural practice.

Honour, Exchange and Violence in Beowulf


Author: Peter S. Baker

Publisher: D. S. Brewer

ISBN: 1843843463

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 279

View: 8799

Argues for a new reading of Beowulf in its contemporary context, where honour and violence are intimately linked.

'Honour' Killing and Violence

Theory, Policy and Practice


Author: Aisha K. Gill,C. Strange,K. Roberts

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137289562

Category: Psychology

Page: 244

View: 2648

In this interdisciplinary collection leading experts and scholars from criminology, psychology, law and history provide a compelling analysis of practices and beliefs that lead to violence against women, men and children in the name 'honour'.


Crimes, Paradigms, and Violence Against Women


Author: Lynn Welchman,Sara Hossain

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1848136986

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 5899

This volume brings together the practical insights and experiences of individuals and organisations working in diverse regions and contexts to combat 'crimes of honour'. Authors examine strategies of response to such manifestations of violence against women, focusing largely on 'honour killings' and interference with the right to choice in marriage, and the related use and legal treatment of the defence of 'honour' and 'provocation' in different countries of Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and South Asia. This timely volume is distinctive in approach and content, highlighting activist and practice-orientated academic perspectives from both the South and the North. The authors give voice to the struggle to locate 'crimes of honour' firmly within the international framework of violence against women and human rights, rather than positioning these abuses as specific to particular cultures or communities. The first of its kind, this book serves as a resource in addressing 'honour crimes' and, more broadly, violence against women, and will be of interest to a multi-disciplinary academic audience as well as to lawyers, policy-makers and activists.

Honour and Violence


Author: Anton Blok

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745604497

Category: History

Page: 376

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Anton Blok combines anthropology and history in a comparative exploration of the links between honour and violence in widely different settings. He draws on material from two interrelated projects: micro-studies of the rural mafia in Sicily, and banditry in the Dutch republic, each set in its historical context. Blok discusses the social role of marginal people, such as those in 'infamous occupations' from chimney-sweeping to prostitution, arguing that the most despised members of society are often the most indispensable. He examines how nicknames reflect and reflect on cultural codes, and how the authority of female rulers throughout the centuries has relied on their singleness. The book also includes studies of the social meanings of violence, including public executions, rural banditry, and the minor differences which underlie violent conflicts. Drawing on the work of thinkers from Georg Simmel to Norbert Elias, Anton Blok explores the complex interrelations between honour and violence in European societies. This highly original work will be of great interest to scholars and students of history, anthropology and sociology.

Honor and Violence in Golden Age Spain


Author: Scott K. Taylor

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300151691

Category: HISTORY

Page: 320

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Early modern Spain has long been viewed as having a culture obsessed with honor, where a man resorted to violence when his or his wife's honor was threatened, especially through sexual disgrace. This book--the first to closely examine honor and interpersonal violence in the era--overturns this idea, arguing that the way Spanish men and women actually behaved was very different from the behavior depicted in dueling manuals, law books, and honor plays of the period. Drawing on criminal and other records to assess the character of violence among non-elite Spaniards, historian Scott K. Taylor finds that appealing to honor was a rhetorical strategy, and that insults, gestures, and violence were all part of a varied repertoire that allowed both men and women to decide how to dispute issues of truth and reputation.

Honour, Violence and Emotions in History


Author: Carolyn Strange,Robert Cribb,Christopher E. Forth

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472519485

Category: History

Page: 208

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Honour, Violence and Emotions in History is the first book to draw on emerging cross-disciplinary scholarship on the study of emotions to analyse the history of honour and violence across a broad range of cultures and regions. Written by leading cultural and social historians from around the world, the book considers how emotions - particularly shame, anger, disgust, jealousy, despair and fear - have been provoked and expressed through culturally-embedded and historically specific understandings of honour. The collection explores a range of contexts, from 17th-century China to 18th-century South Africa and 20th-century Europe, offering a broad and wide-ranging analysis of the interrelationships between honour, violence and emotions in history. This ground-breaking book will be of interest to all researchers studying the relationship between violence and the emotions.

Honour, Violence, Women and Islam


Author: Mohammad Mazher Idriss,Tahir Abbas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136938109

Category: Law

Page: 256

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Why are honour killings and honour-related violence (HRV) so important to understand? What do such crimes represent? And how does HRV fit in with Western views and perceptions of Islam? This distinctively comparative collection examines the concept of HRV against women in general and Muslim women in particular. The issue of HRV has become a sensitive subject in many South Asian and Middle Eastern countries and it has received the growing attention of the media, human rights groups and academics around the globe. However, the issue has yet to receive detailed academic study in the United Kingdom, particularly in terms of both legal and sociological research. This collection sets out the theoretical and ethical parameters of the study of HRV in order to address this intellectual vacuum in a socio-legal context. The key objectives of this book are: to construct, and to develop further, a theory of HRV; to rationalise and characterise the different forms of HRV; to investigate the role of religion, race and class in society within this context, in particular, the role of Islam; to scrutinise the role of the civil/criminal law/justice systems in preventing these crimes; and to inform public policy-makers of the potential policies that may be employed in combating HRV.


And Other Essays on Honor, Social Discomfort, and Violence


Author: William Ian Miller

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801481178

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 270

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A brilliant, sometimes unsettling look at how ancient codes of honor figure in the social discomforts of everyday life.

Honour-Based Violence

Experiences and Counter-Strategies in Iraqi Kurdistan and the UK Kurdish Diaspora


Author: Nazand Begikhani,Aisha K. Gill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317121309

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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’Honour'-based violence is a form of intimate violence committed against women (and some men) by husbands, fathers, brothers and male relatives. A very common social phenomenon, it has existed throughout history and in a wide variety of societies across the world, from white European to African cultures, from South and East Asia to Latin America. The most extreme form of Honour-based violence - 'honour' killing - tragically remains widespread. Over the last decade, national and international efforts, including new policy development and activist campaigns, have begun to challenge the practice. Based on a pioneering and unique study, conducted collaboratively by the Centre for Gender and Violence Research, University of Bristol, the University of Roehampton and Kurdish Women's Rights Watch, this book is at the forefront of this new and challenging policy direction.

Honor and Violence against Women in Iraqi Kurdistan


Author: M. Alinia

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137367016

Category: Political Science

Page: 190

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This book examines violence against women in the name of honor in Iraqi Kurdistan, taking an intersectional perspective. It reveals the links between destructive, state-sanctioned honor discourse and notions of manhood as they are shaped by a resistance culture dedicated to the struggle against ethnic oppression.

Honor, Vengeance, and Social Trouble

Pardon Letters in the Burgundian Low Countries


Author: Peter Arnade,Walter Prevenier

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801455758

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 8002

Among the more intriguing documentary sources from late medieval Europe are pardon letters—petitions sent by those condemned for serious crimes to monarchs and princes in France and the Low Countries in the hopes of receiving a full pardon. The fifteenth-century Burgundian Low Countries and duchy of Burgundy produced a large cache of these petitions, from both major cities (Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp, and Dijon) and rural communities. In Honor, Vengeance, and Social Trouble, Peter Arnade and Walter Prevenier present the first study in English of these letters to explore and interrogate the boundaries between these sources’ internal, discursive properties and the social world beyond the written text. Honor, Vengeance, and Social Trouble takes the reader out onto the streets and into the taverns, homes, and workplaces of the Burgundian territories, charting the most pressing social concerns of the day: everything from family disputes and vendettas to marital infidelity and property conflicts—and, more generally, the problems of public violence, abduction and rape, and the role of honor and revenge in adjudicating disputes. Arnade and Prevenier examine why the right to pardon was often enacted by the Burgundian dukes and how it came to compete with more traditional legal means of resolving disputes. In addition, they consider the pardon letter as a historical source, highlighting the limitations and pitfalls of relying on documents that are, by their very nature, narratives shaped by the petitioner to seek a favored outcome. The book also includes a detailed case study of a female actress turned prostitute. An example of microhistory at its best, Honor, Vengeance, and Social Trouble will challenge scholars while being accessible to students in courses on medieval and early modern Europe or on historiography.

Shades of Grey - Domestic and Sexual Violence Against Women

Law Reform and Society


Author: Anna Carline,Patricia Easteal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317815238

Category: Law

Page: 272

View: 8218

Arguing that law must be looked at holistically, this book investigates the ‘hidden gender’ of the so-called neutral or objective legal principles that structure the law addressing violence against women. Adopting an explicitly feminist perspective, it investigates how legal responses to violence against women presuppose, maintain and perpetuate a certain context that may not in fact reflect women’s experiences. Carline and Easteal draw upon relevant legislation, case law and secondary studies from a range of territories, including Australia, England and Wales, the United States, Canada and Europe, to contextualize and critique different policy responses. They go on to examine the potential and limits of law, making recommendations for best practice models of policymaking and law reform. Aiming to help improve government, community and legal responses to women who experience violence, Shades of Grey – Domestic and Sexual Violence Against Women: Law Reform and Society will assist law-makers, academics, policymakers and a wider audience in understanding the complexities of violence against women.

The Faces of Honor

Sex, Shame, and Violence in Colonial Latin America


Author: Lyman L. Johnson,Sonya Lipsett-Rivera

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826319067

Category: History

Page: 240

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Honor was everywhere in Colonial Latin America, and to understand the many ways it had an impact on people's lives is to understand the organizing principles of a society.

Sex Crimes, Honour, and the Law in Early Modern Spain

Vizcaya, 1528-1735


Author: Renato Barahona,Renato Barahona Arévalo

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802036940

Category: History

Page: 274

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Renato Barahona has distilled years of meticulous research into a pioneering study of sexual criminality, women, honour and the law in early modern Basque Spain. Presenting his argument in a lucid and engaging style, Barahona explores the litigation of honour and dishonour by female victims of seduction. He successfully demonstrates that - in this region and era - female honour lost through sexual transgression could be redeemed through recourse to the law. Drawing from records of over 350 lawsuits, which took place between 1500 and 1750 (all primary sources, and all previously unpublished), Barahona offers new insights into the role of the secular courts in serving the interests of women. He does much to broaden our understanding of courtship, sexual practices, sexual vocabulary, marriage customs, cohabitation and violence against women. Sex Crimes, Honour, and the Law in Early Modern Spain will be welcomed by students and scholars in the areas of social history, women's studies, law and literature.

Violence Against Women and Children

Vision, Innovation and Professionalism in Policing ; VIP Guide


Author: Liz Kelly

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287151216

Category: Child sexual abuse

Page: 208

View: 3988

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Emotion, Violence, Vengeance and Law in the Middle Ages

Essays in Honour of William Ian Miller


Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004366377

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 8393

The essays in this Festschrift for William Ian Miller reflect the honorand's wide-ranging interest in legal history, Icelandic sagas, anger and violence, and contemporary popular culture.

If I Lose Mine Honor, I Lose Myself

Honour among the Early Modern English Elite


Author: Courtney Erin Thomas

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487501226

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 2138

Courtney Thomas offers an intriguing investigation of honour's social meanings amongst early modern elites in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England.