American Honor Killings

American Honor Killings

Desire and Rage Among Men

Book - 2013
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In American honor killings, David McConnell explores the roots of hatred and male sexual violence by examing a series of murders of gay men that are among the most notorious crimes of our era. Through jailhouse interviews and painstaking research, McConnell creates shockingly intimate portraits of the killers' inner lives.
Publisher: New York : Akashic Books, c2013.
ISBN: 9781617751325
1617751324
Branch Call Number: 364.1523/MCCONNELL
Characteristics: 256 p. ; 21 cm.

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Apr 07, 2016

These are researched descriptive accounts of premeditated "hate crimes" committed by usually young males (read psychopaths) individually or in pairs. The victims are vulnerable males who are homosexual or just suspected of being homosexual. They are all gruesomely murdered and rationalized along with other reasons as being brutalized and tortured in the defense of a perceived masculine honor. Difficult to understand this degree of extreme hatred that motivates such egregious and senseless killings.

mrmervis Apr 22, 2013

Interesting attempt to give some understanding to these murders.

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