Honour Killing: Dilemma, Ritual, Understanding

Honour Killing: Dilemma, Ritual, Understanding

by Amir H. Jafri

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Honour Killing: Dilemma, Ritual, Understanding by Amir H. Jafri

This book explores the various contexts in which men commit honor killing in Pakistan, and analyzes the discourses that deal with it. It undertakes the task of understanding the possible cultural, religious, historical and, increasingly, political reasons that create the dilemma, the exigency for men to kill a female member of their own family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195476316
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 06/14/2008
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Amir H. Jafri is Assistant Professor of Communication at Davis & Elkins College.

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