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Back Book Title Honour Unmasked : Gender Violence, Law, and Power in Pakistan

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Honour Unmasked : Gender Violence, Law, and Power in Pakistan
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- Nafisah Shah
- Pakistan
- Oxford University Press, Karachi
- 9780199403431
- 2017
- xviii, 390p. Includes Index ; Bibliography
- 700 gms.
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Based on Nafisa Shah's unique insights over years of experience as a journalist, researcher, and administrator, this fascinating study highlights how the state justice system and informal processes of redress are mutually implicated in providing a space for honour-related violence in the Sindh province, known as karo-kari. The author persuasively argues, however, that the label, karo-kari, masks diverse underlining factors such as contest over leadership, resources, marital strategies, and uses the language of honour as a means of legitimating and appropriating power. The book is a sensitive, scholarly, lucid, and coherently argued treatise on the topic of honour killings. It contains fascinating and richly-detailed ethnography and engages on issues of concern across the anthropology of gender, politics, and law. This landmark study offers a new perspective for understanding and dealing with honour-related violence, demonstrating that honour does not lead to violence but that such violence is strategy 'masked in honour'.

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