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Download E-books In Honor of Fadime: Murder and Shame PDF

By Unni Wikan

In 2002 younger Fadime Sahindal used to be brutally murdered through her personal father. She belonged to a kin of Kurdish immigrants who had lived in Sweden for nearly 20 years. yet Fadime’s courting with a guy open air in their neighborhood had deeply dishonored her relations, and in simple terms her loss of life might eliminate the stain. This abhorrent crime surprised the realm, and her identify quickly turned a rallying cry within the fight to strive against so-called honor killings. 
 
Unni Wikan narrates Fadime’s heartbreaking tale via her personal eloquent phrases, in addition to the stories of her father, mom, and sisters. What unfolds is a story of braveness and betrayal, loyalty and love, strength and humiliation, and an almost unfathomable conflict of cultures. regardless of enduring years of threats over her emancipated existence, Fadime encouraged compassion for her killers to the tip, believing them to be trapped by means of an unyielding code of honor. Wikan places this surprising occasion in context by way of interpreting related honor killings, that are expanding all through Europe and feature now been mentioned in Canada and the U.S.. She additionally examines the idea that of honor in old and cross-cultural intensity, concluding that Islam itself isn't really to blame—indeed, honor killings take place throughout spiritual and ethnic traditions—but relatively the best way that many cultures have resolutely associated honor with violence.

In Honor of Fadime holds profound and well timed insights into Islamic tradition, yet finally the center of this strong booklet is Fadime’s brave and tragic story—and Wikan’s telling of it truly is riveting.

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Download E-books The Men's Program: A Peer Education Guide to Rape Prevention, Third Edition PDF

By John D. Foubert

The Men's Program is a different, all-male peer schooling software conceptualized, built, carried out and practiced via the writer. This software is designed to coach younger males (college and highschool elderly) on find out how to reduce the possibility of committing rape themselves, additional train their friends within the wish of stopping rape, and in addition supply them recommendation on how you can convenience a chum who involves them after being raped. This publication is the critical piece of this system, and is important for all peer educators who desire to enforce and run a application. The textual content includes a designated script for the way to run a application, and a coaching path and recruiting details for brand new peer educators. quite a few handouts and worksheets are supplied, for either peer educators and members.

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Download E-books Fight Sports and American Masculinity: Salvation in Violence from 1607 to the Present PDF

All through America's prior, a few males have feared the descent in their gender into effeminacy, and grew to become their eyes to the hoop in hopes of salvation. This paintings explains how the dominant struggle activities within the usa have replaced through the years according to large shifts in American tradition and beliefs of manhood, and offers a story of yank heritage as obvious from the bars, gyms, stadiums and residing rooms of the heartland. traditional american citizens have been the brokers who supported and took part in struggle activities and decided its imaginative and prescient of masculinity.

This paintings counters the industrial determinism standard in stories of yankee struggle activities, which overemphasize revenue because the driver within the popularization of those activities. the writer additionally disputes prior scholarship's family concentration, with an appreciation of ways American struggle activities are hooked up to the remainder of the world.

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Download E-books The Moral Order of a Suburb PDF

By M. P. Baumgartner

Surrounding all significant towns within the usa are various smaller groups jointly referred to as suburbia. the preferred position of place of abode in the USA, the suburbs are peaceable and tranquil environments, the place civility prevails and disturbances of the peace are unusual. Drawing on study, commentary, and hundreds and hundreds of in-depth interviews carried out in the course of a twelve-month learn of an prosperous manhattan urban suburb, M.P. Baumgartner unearths that the plain serenity of the suburb is as a result of the avoidance of open clash. She contends that even if nonviolence, nonconfrontation, and tolerance produce a superficial social concord, those behaviors come up from disintegrative trends in smooth culture--transience, fragmentation, vulnerable relatives and communal ties, isolation, and indifference--conditions almost always seen as resources of disease, antagonism, and violence. one of those ethical minimalism pervades the suburbs, a disorganized social order that, with the suburbs' speedy progress in the USA, offers to be the ethical order of the longer term. A invaluable contribution to the literature on social keep an eye on, this research of clash administration may still allure common readers and students alike.

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Download E-books Order and Anarchy: Civil Society, Social Disorder and War PDF

By Robert Layton

In the course of the examine of civil society, the evolution of social kin, and the breakdown of social order, Order and Anarchy re-examines the function of violence in human social evolution. Drawing on anthropology, political technological know-how, and evolutionary thought, it deals a singular method of figuring out balance and instability in human society. Robert Layton presents an intensive critique of present innovations of civil society, arguing that rational motion is attribute of all human societies and never designated to post-Enlightenment Europe. Case reports variety from ephemeral African gold rush groups and the evening membership scene in Britain to good hunter-gatherer and peasant cultures. The dynamics of modern civil wars within the former Yugoslavia, Chad, Somalia and Indonesia are in comparison to struggle in small-scale tribal societies, arguing that contemporary claims for the evolutionary price of violence have misunderstood the complexity of human suggestions and the social environments during which they're performed out.

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Download E-books Taking Power: On the Origins of Third World Revolutions PDF

By John Foran

Reading the motives in the back of thirty six revolutions within the 3rd international among 1910 and the current, this article makes an attempt to give an explanation for why so few revolutions have succeeded, whereas such a lot of have failed. The publication is split into chapters that deal with specific units of revolutions together with the nice social revolutions of Mexico (1910), China (1949), Cuba (1959), Iran (1979)and Nicaragua (1979), the anticolonial revolutions in Algeria, Vietnam, Angola, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe from the Forties to the Nineteen Seventies, and the failed progressive makes an attempt in El Salvador, Peru, and somewhere else.

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Download E-books Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing PDF

The 1st variation of Becoming Evil spoke unforgettably to a global shell-shocked by means of Sep 11 that confronted a brand new struggle on terror opposed to contributors of an Axis of Evil. With this moment version, James Waller brings us brand new on the various bad occasions he utilized in the 1st variation to demonstrate his thought of amazing human evil, fairly these from the perennially afflicted Balkans and Africa, mentioning steps taken either ahead and again. approximately a 3rd of the references are new, reflecting the fast speed of scholarship in Holocaust and genocide reports, and the problem of gender now occupies a fashionable position within the dialogue of the social development of cruelty. Waller additionally bargains a reconfigured explanatory version of evil to recognize that human habit is multiply motivated, and that any resolution to the query "Why did that individual act as she or he did?" could be tested at degrees of analysis-- the proximate and the final word. Bookended through a robust new foreword from Greg Stanton, vice-president of the overseas organization of Genocide students, and a devastating postscript that addresses present outbreaks of genocide and mass killing, this new version demonstrates that genocide is an issue whose time has now not but handed, yet Waller's transparent imaginative and prescient provides wish that no less than we will be able to start to know the way usual everyone is recruited into the method of destruction.

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Download E-books Clean Streets: Controlling Crime, Maintaining Order, and Building Community Activism (New Perspectives in Crime, Deviance, and Law) PDF

By Patrick J. Carr

With the shut proximity of gangs and the simple entry to medications, preserving city neighborhoods secure from crime has lengthy been a principal difficulty for citizens. In Clean Streets, Patrick Carr attracts on 5 years of analysis in a white, working-class neighborhood on Chicago’s South aspect to work out how they attempted to maintain their streets secure. Carr info the singular occasion for this neighborhood and the ensuing upward thrust of group activism: the shootings of 2 neighborhood teenage women outdoors of an user-friendly institution via quarter gang contributors. As in lots of groups struck by way of related violence, the shootings ended in profound adjustments within the community's dating to crime prevention. significantly, their civic activism has proved profitable and, years after the capturing, group involvement is still strong.

Carr mines this tale of an woke up local for targeted insights, contributing a brand new viewpoint to the nationwide debate on neighborhood policing, civic activism, and the character of social keep an eye on. Clean Streets bargains a massive tale of 1 community's fight to confront crime and to maintain their houses secure. Their activities may be noticeable as a version for the way different groups can stand up to equally tough problems.

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Download E-books Security Technology in U.S. Public Schools (Criminal Justice) PDF

By Julie Kiernan Coon

Coon s paintings solutions questions on how a few colleges have selected to handle institution protection by using defense items. utilizing info from a countrywide pattern of U.S. public faculties, the publication examines using cameras, steel detectors, x-ray units, and alarms in colleges. Coon additionally considers no matter if protection expertise use in colleges is in step with earlier learn in regards to the use of such items or theories in regards to the adoption of innovation between companies. ultimately, she examines diversified pursuits of defense know-how according to even if the goods are directed towards preserving unauthorized humans out of the varsity or geared toward tracking pupil habit. Coon concludes that faculty and local features are regularly larger predictors of know-how adoption than degrees of faculty crime and ailment.

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