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IJSSH 2018 Vol.8(9): 247-254 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2018.V9.969

Honour Killing in Pakistan: A Case Study of Qandeel Baloch

Umm-e-Habiba
Abstract—Honour killing- a form of gender violence is perceived as darker side of culture in many societies. Usually, religious radicalism or social backwardness is considered basic factor behind honour killings. However, to analyze underlying causes of such social action; it is essential to understand the respective cultural context, its diversities or peculiarities where such incidents occur. The empirical analysis of Qandeel Baloch’s case study deciphers the cultural dynamics of female honour killing from the lenses of Pakistan’s traditional Punjabi society. The research further highlights that how blend of fast pace social media communication channels and slow paced social change impacts individuals’ mutual relationship in a closely-knitted traditional society.

Index Terms—Culture, gender, honour killing, media.

UMM-E-HABIBA is with the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan

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Cite: Umm-e-Habiba, "Honour Killing in Pakistan: A Case Study of Qandeel Baloch," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 8, no. 9, pp. 247-254, 2018.

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