A Paradox of Honor

Hopes and Perspectives of Muslim-American Women
by Tayeba Shaikh, Jennifer M. Ossege & Richard W. Sears
rrp $30.32

Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Series: Researching Social Psychology

Publication Date: April 18, 2018

ISBN: 9781317221791

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

Get eBook

Based on original interviews of 22 Muslim-American women of South Asian descent on the topics of honor and honor killings, this book examines honor and culture, and their intersections with power, tradition, gender, family, and religion. Additionally, it incorporates an autoethnographic approach describing the author’s journey to Pakistan to create a personal narrative throughout. This volume offers a unique perspective that allows for informed exploration and description of Muslim-American women’s attitudes and beliefs surrounding the practice of killing women and girls in order to regain family honor.