By Mohammad Mazher Idriss, Tahir Abbas
Why are honour killings and honour-related violence (HRV) so very important to appreciate? What do such crimes symbolize? and the way does HRV slot in with Western perspectives and perceptions of Islam? This distinctively comparative assortment examines the concept that of HRV opposed to girls more often than not and Muslim girls particularly. the difficulty of HRV has turn into a delicate topic in lots of South Asian and heart jap international locations and it has got the starting to be awareness of the media, human rights teams and teachers worldwide. even if, the difficulty has but to obtain special educational learn within the uk, rather when it comes to either criminal and sociological study. This assortment units out the theoretical and moral parameters of the examine of HRV in an effort to handle this highbrow vacuum in a socio-legal context. the foremost pursuits of this e-book are: to build, and to boost extra, a idea of HRV; to rationalise and characterise the several varieties of HRV; to enquire the position of faith, race and sophistication in society inside this context, particularly, the position of Islam; to scrutinise the function of the civil/criminal law/justice structures in fighting those crimes; and to notify public policy-makers of the aptitude regulations that could be hired in battling HRV.
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It is a phenomenon that has received considerable attention and in the current analysis it has implications for Muslim men in the diaspora. This crisis has at its heart an economic explanation with implications for societies, communities and families. As the traditional industries have collapsed in the post-war period, men are no longer guaranteed a ‘job for life’. With de-industrialisation, the internationalisation of capital and labour and the introduction of new technologies in the workplace (Massey and Meegan 1982), working-age men no longer have access to the kinds of employment they previously tended to ﬁnd.
Conclusion European Orientalist ideologies have constructed South Asian women as ‘passive’ (Brah 1992) and oppressed by barbaric cultural practices (Chandler 2006). Such reductionist approaches to identity construction have served to undermine the complexity surrounding South Asian women’s lives. South Asian female victims of domestic violence have been termed as ‘afraid to leave’ (CSPR 2004: 45) violent relationships. These stereotypes have served to undermine the complexity surrounding women’s decisions to ﬁnd appropriate solutions.