Murder in the Name of Honor : The True Story of One Woman's Heroic Fight Against an Unbelievable Crime (Hardcover)

Author: Husseini, Rana

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Publisher Pgw
Mfg Part# 9781851685974
SKU 210798521
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1851685979
Release Date 8/5/2009
Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 1T
"The value of this book lies not only in the fact that Husseini brings to light an unspeakable and rampant atrocity but also in the way she tells her own story and how she shows the reader the step-by-step process of her investigations. A powerful and important book." (starred review)
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Annotation Each year, thousands of women worldwide, including many in the United States, are murdered or brutally disfigured by members of their own family in the name of "honor." Rana Hosseini has dedicated her journalistic career to the crusade against "honor crimes," and in this ardent account, she examines the practice from both a global and personal point of view. Hosseini shows that some countries and legal courts actually provide lesser sentences for such crimes, promoting the malevolent idea that such heinous acts are somehow more justified than "random" violence. She interviews victims, assailants, and legal representatives from various regions around the world in an attempt to dissect the social and psychological motivations behind this barbaric phenomenon and to illuminate the steps needed to mount an immediate, united resistance against it.
Editors Note Citing the thousands of "honor based" murders that claim the lives of some five thousand women in the U.S. and throughout the world, a controversial exposâe reveals the ways in which women are being subjected to violent "punishments," often at the hands of family members, for the purpose of restoring a family's reputation.
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