Forced Marriage and 'Honour' Killings in Britain: Private by Christina Julios

By Christina Julios

This publication explores the modern phenomenon of pressured marriage and 'honour' killings in Britain. Set opposed to a historical past of accelerating 'honour'-based violence in the country's South Asian and Muslim Diasporas, the publication lines the improvement of the 'honour' query over the last 20 years. It for that reason witnesses exceptional alterations in public knowledge and govt coverage together with ground-breaking 'honour'-specific laws and the criminalisation of pressured marriage. All of which makes Britain an immense context for the research of this now indigenous and self-perpetuating social challenge. In contemplating the dimensions of the problem and its underlying motives, cognizance is paid to the intersections of gendered strength buildings that drawback girl individuals of 'honour' cultures in addition to feminist theories that search to give an explanation for them. The ebook beneficial properties 5 key case-studies of 'honour' killings and attracts from a variety of narratives together with these of 'honour' violence survivors, grassroots provider services and legislators. Such myriad of views unearths the complexity of the 'honour' factor and the deep ideological divisions that characterise it. With the UK's multiculturalist discourse not able to reconcile conserving patriarchal minority cultures with safeguarding gender equality and human rights, the ebook increases basic questions about the country's destiny course. Following an extended development of state-sponsored integrationist regulations, the government's reaction to the 'honour' query issues decisively towards a post-multicultural British nation.

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