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Honor Killings in Jordan: An Examination of Public Discourse

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Author: Tala, Karadsheh
Advisor: Glasser, Jonathan
Committee Members: Gul, Ozyegin; Abdul-Karim, Rafeq
Issued Date: 2010-05-11
Subjects: Jordan
Middle East
Arab families
Honor crime
Honor killing
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/1947
Description: The paper focuses on Jordan's extreme case of female inequality through researching instances of honor crimes. The study includes a discussion of the honor/shame complex in Jordan, traditions that fortify honor and shame, and how honor definitions differ within the Jordanian society. My sources include an interview conducted with a police officer from the family protection department, a comparison of two book addressing Jordanian traditions, and an analysis of online comments to newspaper articles on instances of honor crimes. Through an examination of my preliminary and secondary sources I produce a comprehensive understanding of the Jordanian discourse of honor, which enables scholars and activists to properly and effectively address the issue of honor crimes in Jordan.
Degree: Bachelors of Arts in Global Studies

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