Date Thesis Awarded


Access Type

Honors Thesis -- Access Restricted On-Campus Only

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)


Global Studies


Jonathan Glasser

Committee Members

Ozyegin Gul

Abdul-Karim Rafeq


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.

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Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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