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”Om jag inte hade gjort det här, hur skulle jag i så fall svara Gud där uppe.”: En textanalys av hur religion kan förstås i ett rättsfall rörande hedersmord.
Halmstad University, School of Teacher Education (LUT).
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

With a religious psychological perspective this paper focuses on how religion is communicated during an investigation, and how religion might include in the decisions and the implementation of committed honor killings. This study pinpoints the question if it´s reasonable to unilaterally declare honor killings with culture, which is based on a distinction between culture and religion. The study is done on a court case where the offender confessed to a murder that is categorized as a so-called honorable motives. The material consists of interrogation reports during the investigation and several notes written by the offender before the murder. With a broad definition of religion the text material is analyzed with the theory of attribution. The study shows that religion is communicated to a large extent and in varying ways by the offender. Several aspects of religion are associated with honor. In this specific case religion appears as an important part of what has led to and justified the act, both before and after the act. The interrogator frequently communicates by a distinctive cultural understanding.


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 43 p.
Keyword [en]
Honor, honor killings, court case, religion, culture, gender
Keyword [sv]
Heder, hedersmord, rättsfall, religion, kultur, genus.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-22593OAI: diva2:629461
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Available from: 2013-08-29 Created: 2013-06-17 Last updated: 2013-08-29Bibliographically approved

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