Culture of Honor, Culture of Change

  title={Culture of Honor, Culture of Change},
  author={Aysan Sev’er and G{\"o}kçe Yurdakul},
  journal={Violence Against Women},
  pages={964 - 998}
This article presents a feminist analysis of honor killings in rural Turkey. One of the main goals is to dissociate honor killings from a particular religious belief system and locate it on a continuum of patriarchal patterns of violence against women. The authors first provide a summary of the defining characteristics of honor killings and discuss the circumstances under which they are likely to occur. Second, they discuss modernization versus traditionalism in Turkey, emphasizing the… Expand

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