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Suicide
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Hey guys! Share scientific literature on the following question: If an organism's survival is measured by its reproductive success i.e passing on genes to off spring, why do we commit suicide? How…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Seba Ruiz Pereira Sep 3, 2012.

Honor Killing
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How do anthropologists view honor killing? Is it a patriarchal mechanism to control female sexuality? Or is it the result of jealousy of men to control reproductive capability of women? Or is it…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jendju Collins Jan 27, 2012.

 

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Seba Ruiz Pereira replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Suicide
"In terms of function, Population control; in terms of the subject, multi-factor phenomenon which renders the function."
Sep 3, 2012
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Suicide

Hey guys! Share scientific literature on the following question: If an organism's survival is measured by its reproductive success i.e passing on genes to off spring, why do we commit suicide? How can we explain suicide from an evolutionary perspective?See More
Aug 27, 2012
Jendju Collins replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Honor Killing
"Victor,   I suggest you read a paper I published in 1998   Reconceptualizing Female Circumcision  Jendju Collins In INTERNATIONAL MULTICULTURALISM 1998: Preparing Together for the 21st Century Annette Richardson, Ph.D.,…"
Jan 27, 2012
Jendju Collins replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Honor Killing
"John,   I would like to point out that Victor is correct here.   The term "honor killing" is very specific and would not include the execution of Anne Boleyn.   Regards, Jendju"
Jan 26, 2012
Jendju Collins replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Honor Killing
"Victor I suggest you read my dissertation The Modesty Code Schema in Egypt: Cultural Transmission and Transformation. Ph.D., University of Alberta, 2006. NR 13954 it addresses the issues you are discussing and answers the questions asked. It has…"
Jan 26, 2012
Jendju Collins replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Honor Killing
"Victor, I suggest you read my dissertation, it addressed the issues you are dealing with and answers you are looking for. The Modesty Code Schema in Egypt: Cultural Transmission and Transformation. Ph.D., University of Alberta, 2006. NR…"
Jan 26, 2012
M Izabel replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Honor Killing
"yes, criminality is also disguised as honor killing by its perpetrator.  Maybe a father kills his daughter to avoid the exposure of their incestuous relationship or a husband kills his wife to cover up a case of concubinage or domestic…"
Jan 15, 2012
Victor Grauer replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Honor Killing
"Yes. It's important also to remember that honor killing is not simply a psychologically motivated act, but also a socially sanctioned act, rooted in (yes, I'll say it again) tradition. There are many reasons why a man might want to kill…"
Jan 15, 2012
Victor Grauer replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Honor Killing
"I'll name a tradition very close to me personally, since I endured its effects: circumcision. I'm not sure how harmful it is in the long run, but it hurt like Hell at the time. It's also completely irrational, as far as I can tell.…"
Jan 15, 2012
John McCreery replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Honor Killing
"M., It's important to remember that the concept of honor killing was developed to describe the killing of a member of a group by members of the same group, precisely in order to distinguish it from feud. Both feud and honor killing may involve…"
Jan 15, 2012
M Izabel replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Honor Killing
"The extreme form of "honor killing" is practiced in Southern Philippines among Filipino Muslims.  The victims are not solely women or individuals.  It is called rido or "ubusan ng lahi" (extinction of genes or…"
Jan 15, 2012
M Izabel replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Honor Killing
"If  we  go beyond the  exoticization of  honor killing, we will go beyond  the honor killing that happens in South Asia and Middle East and in some Balkan States, where the killing is usually familial or among family members…"
Jan 15, 2012
Simeon Magliveras replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Honor Killing
"I agree that the biological argument is can not be disregarded however, like many socio-biological arguments, It feel they are a bit reductionist. That being said, if we consider 'honor' almost as a kind of ideology the other killing…"
Jan 15, 2012
M Izabel replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Honor Killing
"Thanks for the welcome, John.  I've been busy cooking. Joanne, female feticide or infanticide, which can also be a form of honor killing."
Jan 15, 2012
John McCreery replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Honor Killing
"War?"
Jan 15, 2012
Joanne Payton replied to Mohammad Sajjad Abro's discussion Honor Killing
"Hi guys! I agree, but I'm saying that marriage is an integral part of that political economy, a means by which families accrue social capital, or reinforce solidarity. My working title is 'Honour and the political economy of…"
Jan 14, 2012

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