Namus kültürlerinde namus ve namus adına kadına şiddet: Sosyal psikolojik açıklamalar

Sakallı, Nuray
Akbaş Uslu, Gülçin
The purpose of this article is to review studies focusing on honor, especially honor defined over women’s behavior, and violence against women in the name of honor in the cultures of honor. In this regard, first of all the meaning of honor in different cultures is mentioned and then the meaning of honor in the cultures of honor is discussed. Through addressing the traditional roles in the cultures of honor, different roles and responsibilities of men and women in relation to honor is given. The perception of the word honor in Turkey is emphasized and social psychological variables (such as sexism, patriarchy, religion, self-worth, insult and shame) which are associated with honor are presented. Firstly, the effects of sexism, patriarchy, masculinity and femininity on attitudes toward women and the perception of honor and honor violence are explained. Then, research on the relationship between religion and honor is presented. Later, the relation among socio-economic status, protecting self-worth and honor is stated. In addition, through emphasizing the relationship between insult and emotion, research focusing on the relations among honor, social image, shame, and violence are presented. Then, honor crimes including honor killings are focused. Finally, research findings about how people who commit honor killings are perceived by the society and what kind of emotions the honor killers have are shared and a general conclusion and suggestions are given
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N. Sakallı and G. Akbaş Uslu, “Namus kültürlerinde namus ve namus adına kadına şiddet: Sosyal psikolojik açıklamalar ,” pp. 76–91, 2013, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: