Honor and Violence against Women in Iraqi Kurdistan

TitleHonor and Violence against Women in Iraqi Kurdistan
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsAlinia, Minoo
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
CityNew York, U.S.A.

Examining violence against women in the name of honor in Iraqi Kurdistan, this study renders a unique contribution by offering an intersectional perspective. Minoo Alinia reveals the links between destructive, state-sanctioned honor discourse and notions of manhood as they are shaped by a resistance culture dedicated to the struggle against ethnic oppression. Supplying socioeconomic, historical, and political contexts, this book challenges explanations rooted in ideas of individual or cultural pathology. It demonstrates that, in Iraqi Kurdistan, women's bodies have become the battleground for clashes between different masculinities, identity politics, and political projects. [WorldCat.]

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