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This book is the outcome of the International Seminar on Violence in the Name of Honour, a gathering of activists, policy makers, and academics in Istanbul in 2003. The goal of the Seminar was to engage in a re-thinking of honour killing and to strategize towards global action in combating violence against women. Readers will see the contributions of this diverse group to ...more
Paperback, 261 pages
Published October 15th 2004 by Istanbul Bilgi University Press
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When I tracked this book down, I was looking for something that would provide more background on the Shafia honour killings in Canada. This book was written in the early 2000s in response to honour killings in Sweden, so a good portion of it focuses on Swedish gender issues and Swedish law. But it's still a good read for basic background information on what honour killings are, why and how they happen, and what can/is/should be done to stop them. It put me in mind of research by Zimbardo suggest ...more
Shahrzad Mojab is the Director of the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto and Professor at the Department of Adult Education and Counselling Psychology, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE/UT). Shahrzad's areas of research and teaching are minority women's access to education; educational policy studies; comparative and international education; anti-rac ...moreMore about Shahrzad Mojab...