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Honor: Feminist Approaches to: Overview
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Recently, human rights activists and feminist scholars have turned their attention to crimes of honor and have mobilized their efforts to combat this social practice, especially in the context of some Arab and Islamic countries. Surveying the literature on crimes of honor that Western as well as non-Western feminist legal scholars and human rights activists have produced, it is clear that the kind of feminism the…

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Abu-Odeh, Lama, “Honor: Feminist Approaches to: Overview”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 03 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0087>
First published online: 2009

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