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The Resource A woman like her : the story behind the honor killing of a social media star, Sanam Maher

A woman like her : the story behind the honor killing of a social media star, Sanam Maher

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A woman like her : the story behind the honor killing of a social media star
Title
A woman like her
Title remainder
the story behind the honor killing of a social media star
Statement of responsibility
Sanam Maher
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 2016, Pakistan's first social media celebrity, Qandeel Baloch, was murdered in a suspected honor killing. Her death quickly became a media sensation. It was both devastatingly routine and breathtakingly brutal, and in a new media landscape, it couldn't be ignored. Qandeel had courted attention and outrage with a talent for self-promotion that earned her comparisons to Kim Kardashian--and made her the constant victim of harassment and death threats. Social media and reality television exist uneasily alongside honor killings and forced marriages in a rapidly, if unevenly, modernizing Pakistan, and Qandeel Baloch's story became emblematic of the cultural divide. In this deftly reported and artfully told account, Sanam Maher reconstructs the story of Qandeel's life and explores the depth and range of her legacy from her impoverished hometown rankled by her infamy, to the aspiring fashion models who follow her footsteps, to the Internet activists resisting the same vicious online misogyny she faced. Maher depicts a society at a crossroads, where women serve as an easy scapegoat for its anxieties and dislocations, and teases apart the intrigue and myth-making of the Qandeel Baloch story to restore the humanity of the woman at its center
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
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Maher, Sanam
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Baloch, Qandeel
  • Baloch, Qandeel
  • Azeem, Fouzia
  • Celebrities
  • Women in mass media
  • Online social networks
  • Internet personalities
  • Models (Persons)
  • Social media
  • Pakistan
Label
A woman like her : the story behind the honor killing of a social media star, Sanam Maher
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in 2018 in India as The sensational life and death of Qandeel Baloch by Aleph Book Company --Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1108330591
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 235 pages
Isbn
9781612198408
Label
A woman like her : the story behind the honor killing of a social media star, Sanam Maher
Publication
Note
First published in 2018 in India as The sensational life and death of Qandeel Baloch by Aleph Book Company --Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1108330591
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 235 pages
Isbn
9781612198408

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