In search of honour: a case study analysis of honour killings in Jordan

Carol Kaplanian

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Abstract

This thesis is a case study analysis of honour killings in Jordan. The research involved interviews with a range of local experts and presents three findings:

* Honour is perceived as a driving conviction which remains fundamental in Jordanian society. Altering this belief whilst respecting aspects of honour will require thoughtful changes at every level of Jordanian governance and society.
* The laws about honour killings in Jordan are progressing at a much faster pace than changes in attitudes within the Jordanian society.
* For any reduction in honour killings in Jordan to occur, a local understanding of ‘honour’ is pivotal.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Yasmeen, Samina, Supervisor
  • Harries, Maria, Supervisor
  • Young, Susan, Supervisor
Award date17 Dec 2014
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2014

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Embargoed from 22/01/2015 to 09/03/2021
Made publicly available on 09/03/2021

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