Sev'er, Aysan Books

Dr. Aysan Sev’er is a Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Toronto Scarborough.

Cross-Cultural Exploration of Wife Abuse Problems and Prospects
1997 0-7734-8517-1
New articles by internationally-known scholars in the area of interpersonal violence. The work and orientation are truly interdisciplinary, ranging from anthropology, psychology, women's studies to public policy and sociology. The articles explore both methodological and theoretical issues on wife abuse, shed light on existing debates in the field, often raising new and intriguing questions.

Patriarchal Murders of Women: A Sociological Study of Honour- Based Killings in Turkey and in the West
2016 0-7734-4085-2
Most studies on honor killing look at it as an extension of Islamic beliefs. This book takes a different approach in that the concept does not arise from any religious text, but rather is a result of a community that is utterly patriarchal in its social orientation. The oppression of women is not mandated by any religion, but rather it is a result of a community where women do not have a viable voice and as a result are treated violently. Over five thousand women are subjected to honor killings each year and this is a moving testament to solving the problem. It shows solutions to the problem of the honor killing of women and argues that the practice is not mandated by Islamic texts, but is a result of a patriarchal social context where women are subjugated.