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2008 Lund University Study on the interactions between Islam and the tribal patriarchate in relation to crimes against honor in Jordan.

It is confirmed that Arab society is influenced by norms of honor and shame, limiting the (sexual) behavior of the individual in order to protect the well-being of the surrounding group, which sometimes leads to violence and even murder. The study follows the social dynamics that tolerate the continuation of such norms in the region, and the legal system softens the sentences of perpetrators. The concept of honor itself is analyzed in terms of gender, power and sexuality. The essay then takes on two major factors influencing Jordanian society - the tribal patriarchate and Islam, which, after being considered in two chapters, draw conclusions.

Link: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.454.6621&rep=rep1&type=pdf