Purified by Blood

Purified by Blood

Honour Killings Amongst Turks in the Netherlands

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Honor killings—murders carried out to cleanse tarnished family honor or chastity—have long been reported as significant problems in the heart of the Muslim world. It is also a widely known phenomenon in Turkey, where an average of six such killings is reported per month, and with Turkish migration to Western Europe since the 1960s, these murders have been reported in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Sweden, and Denmark. Clementine van Eck's incisive study examines twenty such murders committed in the Netherlands, focusing particular attention on the social factors that play a role in the decision to commit an honor killing.


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With a background in cultural anthropology and Turkish language and literature, Van Eck teaches courses on honor killing and intercultural communication to the police. She draws on 30 sets of court records of honor killings committed in the Netherlands from 1972 to 1993 to explain such aspects as victims, killers, marriage and elopement, alternatives, and reasons for honor killings. Distributed in the US by University of Chicago Press. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Honor killings--murders carried out to cleanse tarnished family honor or chastity--have long been reported as significant problems in the heart of the Muslim world. It is also a widely known phenomenon in Turkey, where an average of six such killings is reported per month, and with Turkish migration to Western Europe since the 1960s, these murders have been reported in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Sweden, and Denmark. Clementine van Eck's incisive study examines twenty such murders committed in the Netherlands, focusing particular attention on the social factors that play a role in the decision to commit an honor killing.



Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2003
ISBN: 9780585495347
0585495343
9053564918
Characteristics: 1 online resource (303 pages) : illustrations

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