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Honour killing : dilemma, ritual, understanding

Author: Amir H Jafri
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Honour killing is one form of extreme violence perpetrated on women by men in certain societies. Most commonly, it is a premeditated killing of a girl or woman who is perceived to have besmirched her family's honour by her sexual conduct. It is committed by the accused woman's male kin in the name of restoring the family's honour." "The genesis of honour killing is deeply rooted in history and has been linked by  Read more...
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Jafri, Amir H. (Amir Hamid).
Honour killing.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)607839292
Online version:
Jafri, Amir H. (Amir Hamid).
Honour killing.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)609272717
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amir H Jafri
ISBN: 9780195476316 019547631X
OCLC Number: 180753749
Description: xii, 160 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Concepts of Honour --
3. Theory and Method --
4. Discourse of Pollution --
5. Discourses of Power --
6. Legal and Feminist Discourse --
7. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Amir H. Jafri.
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This book explores the various contexts in which men commit honour killing in Pakistan, and analyses the discourses that deal with it. It undertakes the task of understanding the possible cultural,  Read more...

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