Honour Killing By : Amir H. Jafri

Honour Killing
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  • Author: Amir H. Jafri
    Publication Date: 06/05/2014
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Honour killing 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 various scholars with ascendant patriarchal structures in human societies. It is not peculiar to particular geographical regions or belief systems. A large number of honour killings have been reported, whether in the past or currently, from the Mediterranean region and Latin American and some Muslim societies.Pakistan has one of the highest incidences of honour killing in the contemporary world but scholarly research conducted on the subject has been extremely limited. This book explores the various contexts in which men commit honour killing in Pakistan, and analyzes the discourses that deal with it. As a hermeneutic and critical study, Honour Killing borrows from theorists and philosophers as diverse as Gebser, Foucault, Barthes, Riceour, Gramsci, Said, and Spivak. Contextualizing and analyzing the various representative discourses in Pakistan, it comes to some understanding of the possible cultural, religious, and historical reasons that create the exigency for men to kill a female member of their own family. It looks at honour killing as a message in several contexts of Pakistani national life and analyzes how these messages are communicated and towards what rhetorical ends.

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Number of Pages: 172 Pages
Bar Code: 9780199401086
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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