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Reconsidering Gender Inequality and Honour Suicide within the Frame of Different Liberal Theories: Turkey-Batman Case

Hatice Karacay Cakmak and Nezahat Altuntas

The aim of this paper is to investigate how different liberal theories can be applied in order to explain and assess honour suicide cases in the Batman area of Turkey. In the first section of the study, the general framework of these theories and their viewpoints regarding gender inequality in a multicultural world will be analyzed. The second section will explain socio-economic facts about Turkey, its Southeastern region and the Batman area. The last section will outline how these theories are inadequate in explaining and solving the Honour-Suicide problem in Batman and why an alternative approach must be taken in order to assess this case.

Published Online: 2009-4-7

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