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Honour killings: a thematic analysis within European newspapers
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Religious Studies.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Honour killings are considered by the perpetrators the only path to maintain theirs and their family honour, preventing other's to follow behaviours that move away from traditional patriarchal values. With the aim of exploring how honour killings are characterised, a qualitative study within three European newspapers, in three different languages, was conducted. The findings showed that often the victims are characterised as young women and girls that want to live independently from their birth cultures or that acted in a way considered to be a dishonour to their family culture. Perpetrators are often described as family members, mostly males to whom honour is worth more than life. However, some of the news articles launch the debate of the thin line that divides honour crimes and domestic violence making this not a cultural problem but a widespread cross-cultural reality.

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2017.
Keyword [en]
honour, honour crime, honour killings, patriarchal culture, culture, newspapers, Europe, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, femicide.
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Religious Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-24650OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-24650DiVA: diva2:1085276
Available from: 2017-03-28 Created: 2017-03-28

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