Patriarchal family ideology and female homicide victimization in Fiji

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    Despite the burgeoning scholarship on femicide, there has been surprisingly little empirical investigation of the phenomenon in non-Western societies. This study addresses this empirical lacuna by focusing on female homicide victimization in Fiji, a non-Western society. Homicide data spanning an 11 -year period are analyzed for nature, scope and trends. The findings demonstrate that femicides in Fiji are associated with entrenched patriarchal ideologies and asymmetrical gender relations that privilege males.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)283-301+iii+vii+xi
    JournalJournal of Comparative Family Studies
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - 2001


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