When culture talks: Honor as a posthoc addition in migrant women’s accounts of violence

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Abstract

Applied to institute a distinct category of violence, the testimonial format of battered migrant women who escape their families is a recurrent narrative pattern in public discourses on honor-based violence. Through interviews with women categorized as victims of honor-based violence, this essay problematizes the presuppositions marking honor-based violence a distinguishable category of violence including the testimonial format on which it derives. The critique is empirically based on resident-interviews and participant observation in a Danish refuge set to relieve honor-based violence and on resituating the analysis to include the socially, institutionally, nationally, and historically embedded setting of such interviews.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftCommunication and Critical/Cultural Studies
Vol/bind17
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)38-55
ISSN1479-1420
DOI
StatusUdgivet - mar. 2020

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