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Bachelors of Arts (BA)
The paper focuses on Jordan's extreme case of female inequality through researching instances of honor crimes. The study includes a discussion of the honor/shame complex in Jordan, traditions that fortify honor and shame, and how honor definitions differ within the Jordanian society. My sources include an interview conducted with a police officer from the family protection department, a comparison of two book addressing Jordanian traditions, and an analysis of online comments to newspaper articles on instances of honor crimes. Through an examination of my preliminary and secondary sources I produce a comprehensive understanding of the Jordanian discourse of honor, which enables scholars and activists to properly and effectively address the issue of honor crimes in Jordan.
Karadsheh, Tala, "Honor Killings in Jordan: An Examination of Public Discourse" (2010). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 687.
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