philosophy research paper on honour killing APA format

philosophy research paper on honour killing APA format



I need someone to write me a 10-12 on honor killing using Marilyn Frye theory of oppression or patriarchy to explain why honor killing occurs against women.

I will provided you a case to focus of Ghazala Khan. You are use that case and analyze why honour killing occurs using Marilyn Frye theory of oppression to explain the case and understand reasoning of why honor killings occurs



Paper format!! in this order

ABSTRACT ( on the first page )





Many contemporary social/political theorists work under the following assumption: in order to establish a sufficient explanation of the cause(s) of racism and/or sexism, one must first offer an account of the precise way in which powerful socio-cultural myths function ideologically to support or create racist and sexist thinking. Racism and sexism, they claim, are not difficult to identify; it’s the ideological nature of racist and sexist beliefs that is difficult to explain. For example, theorists often claim that we can rather easily identify the effects of ideological forces in culture, such as the view that lighter skinned people are essentially superior to darker skinned people, or the view that men are inherently more rational than women; however, some argue, we need a more accurate and comprehensive way of understanding the ideological character of such forces. Your task for this assignment is to research and present one theory that may help us understand the way(s) ideological forces give rise to racist or sexist thinking. Once you have presented a theory, which must originate from your research of published materials, cite a particular case of racist or sexist thinking/behavior and interpret it through your theory. For example, you might consider using Derrida’s theory of deconstruction to take apart certain fallacious arguments made by a prominent white supremacist group (such as the KKK or the so-called “Aryan brotherhood”). After presenting Derrida’s theory, you could show how the argument made by the supremacist group commits certain mistakes that are identified in Derrida’s theory. Another paper topic might involve the presentation of a psychoanalytic theory of mind (such as Freud’s or Lacan’s), which outlines the nature of unconscious forces of motivation. Then you could present a case in which, for example, a young person becomes anorexic or, in some other way, exhibits traits of self-harm (such as the practice of self-mutilation), stemming from a distorted self-image. From this type of case you could then argue that certain (misogynistic) gender norms and ideologically founded beliefs about body image may explain the cause of behaviors such as eating disorders or self-mutilation. A significant part of the argument in such a paper would be the claim that the psychoanalytic theory you’re presenting allows us to understand how unconscious forces could be exposed and critically analyzed; which means that the cause(s) of the explicit behavior is (are) not evident without a deep appreciation of unconscious mechanisms (i.e. repression, sublimation, and . . .).

To get started, select a theory you find compelling, such as Platonism, Structuralism, deconstruction, Marxism, psychoanalysis, queer theory, Foucault’s historicism, a post-colonial theory, or whatever theory compels you, and begin reading simplified sources from an academic library. For example, check out books from the Auraria library that offer a simplified overview: i.e. Starting with Foucault by C. G. Prado, What Fanon Said by L. Gordon, or Gramsci and the history of dialectical thoughtby M. Finocchiaro. If you have no idea what theory to choose, try browsing through the Parker book to get a short preview of prominent theories. There are also many useful theories we’re not covering in detail this semester which may be of interest to you from your experiences in other classes. For example, the theory of “bad faith” put forth by J. P. Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. Our library has several simplified sources on this theory, such as Sartre Explained by D. Detmer. Once you’ve begun compiling ideas from simplified secondary sources, start working more carefully through the arguments and themes as they’re given in more detailed, scholarly, secondary sources as well as the original text(s). Your paper must make at least some reference to the actual writings of the theorist you’re using (the primary source), and you’re not allowed to quote the Parker book in your essay. The final goal will be to create a coherent essay that accomplishes two tasks: (1) it offers a sufficient explanation of one theoretical perspective (i.e. deconstruction, psychoanalysis, Platonism, Marxism, Foucault, Sartre, or the like), and (2) it describes how that theoretical perspective may be applied to one published case of racist or sexist thought or behavior. In this second part, your task will be to offer an interpretation of the case through the theory you’ve presented. But the majority of your paper, approximately 4/5 (or 80%), should focus on #1 above: the careful presentation of one theory. Your analysis of a concrete case should only be presented at the end: perhaps only the last two pages of a twelve-page paper. Make sure to include a bibliography, and cite all direct quotations (no title page please).

Scholarly writing is a process. After completing an initial phase of research (careful reading), begin creating organized notes and/or visual maps (simple diagrams). Use these notes to create an initial plan for writing a rough draft; lay out the central themes you’re covering in the paper. But don’t write an exact outline. Just create the skeletal structure of your presentation of the theory. Keep it flexible and be willing to change your schematic view of this rough plan. Then start writing actual sentences that will fit within that plan. Once you’ve written the beginnings of a rough draft, check it against a rereading of your author(s), and make sure you have not plagiarized any material in the process. When using a quotation from a primary source, explain in your own words what the quotation means and how it fits into the argument your author is making. Once you’ve completed a workable rough draft of the theory you’re presenting, start working on the application of that theory: apply it to a specific case such as a racially motivated crime, a case of gender discrimination, homophobia, or some concrete, racist, sexist homophobic phenomenon that may appear to defy simplistic explanation (see, for example, the HBO series “Rape in the Congo,” or the film “Banished,” available in the Auraria library). Or use a well-documented story from the news, such as the Trayvon Martin killing in 2012, the 2014 shooting of Mike Brown in Missouri, or the Matthew Shepard case: []… most important part of the writing process is the process of revision! Have someone read your draft before you submit it as a final draft. Ask her/him to mark any section that does not seem clear or well structured. Rework those sections. Read your paper aloud to yourself. Take your draft to the Writing Center (NC 4014). Revise, revise, and revise!The following deadlines will seriously impact your grade. Don’t miss them. April 10th: last day to have final paper topic approved.

Abstract: an “abstract” is a brief, one or two paragraph summary of a paper topic, which includes a description of the major themes covered and a summary of the argument you’re making. A “primary source” is a book or article written by the author you are researching, while a “secondary source” is a book or article that is meant to explain the primary source(s). Use published materials for the research of your theory (avoid overly simplistic sources, i.e. “sparknotes” or Wikipedia). You may of course use websites to research a specific case, but use only scholarly materials for researching your theory, and do NOT cite the Parker book. Finally, do not use biographical or historical information in your presentation of the theory or compare / contrast one theorist with another. Present ONE theory and apply it to a case.Final note on Formatting: For this assignment, use one of the following three formatting styles,1. MLA 2. APA 3. Chicago style.If you’ve never written an academic essay requiring a particular formatting style, please talk with me after class or during office hours. Also please visit [], which is the online writing lab for Purdue University. Therein you’ll find many helpful guidelines for each of the three formatting styles mentioned above.




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With the prevalence of explicit behaviors, society needs to achieve much-needed control on issues such as honor killing. To understand the reason for the occurrence of such heinous acts there is need to understand the psychology involved including unconscious motivators. The theory of Oppression by Marilyn Fyre critically analyses the role of unconscious action by both men and women in contributing to domination. However, it is important to note that the definition of oppression has slowly been stretched to become meaningless and there’s a need to redefine it.  Upon its definition, we are able to understand how the idea of men adopting the notion that they can set barriers for women to help the community is an illusion which has unconsciously propelled explicit acts like the honor killing of Ghazal Khan. Additionally, we are able to see the role of women in propelling acts of male dominance within society by encouraging certain acts. In the aftermath, it is apparent that repression most notably against women is a notion that the community actively rebukes but promotes unconsciously.

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