This book explores the largely neglected relationship between men, masculinities and honour-based abuse (HBA). There is a common misconception that HBA – whether physical violence, emotional abuse or so-called ‘honour’ killings – occurs only against women.
This book addresses the gap in the current literature concerning the relationship between men, masculinities and HBA. With contributions from an international and interdisciplinary range of both academics and professionals, the book examines HBA and forced marriages specifically from male-victim perspectives, both in the UK and internationally. Providing a clear understanding of the main theoretical and sociological explanations of HBA against male victims, the book demonstrates that, although men are indeed the main perpetrators of HBA, state agencies must address the fact that many men are also victims.
This book is essential reading for students, academics, and practitioners alike.
Table of Contents
- The ‘Forgotten’ Voices: Men, Masculinities and ‘Honour’-Based Abuse – An Introduction
- ‘Seeing the Unseen’: Male Victims of Forced Marriages
- Male Victims of Honour-Based Violence and Abuse in England: Who Does What to Whom – and Why?
- Men’s Experiences of Forced Marriage: Ain’t I a Man?
- Forced Marriage of Men with Learning Disabilities: Risks, Reasons and Responses
- Homophobic ‘Honour’ Abuse Experienced by South Asian Gay men in England
- Honour beliefs and identity among British South Asian gay men
- ‘You Must Keep Your ‘Honour’, a Man Without ‘Honour’ is No Man at All’ – ‘Honour, Masculinity and Violence in Afghanistan
- The So-Called ‘Honour’ Killings of Men by Men in Turkey
- A Day in the Life of a Police Officer Working with Male Victims of HBA and Forced Marriages – Some Reflections
- The Elm Foundation – The Transition from a ‘Women’s-Only’ to a ‘Gender-Neutral’ Domestic Abuse Organisation
Mohammad Mazher Idriss and Jennifer Calverley
Mohammad Mazher Idriss
Roxanne Khan and Michelle Lowe
Sayed Mahdi Mosawi
Dr. Mohammad Mazher Idriss is Senior Lecturer in Law at Manchester Metropolitan University.