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Author Maher, Sanam, author.

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

Publication Info. Brooklyn, NY : Melville House, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Baloch,Q MAH    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description xix, 235 pages ; 24 cm
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Note "First published in 2018 in India as The sensational life and death of Qandeel Baloch by Aleph Book Company."--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 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"-- Publisher's description.
Contents The Baloch family -- "People say this is no job for a woman" -- The models of Islamabad -- "How I'm looking?" -- The blue-eyed Chaiwala -- "Guys, who want to watch my next nasty clip?" -- The helpline -- "I'm going to do something that gets everyone worried" -- The Mufti -- "I'm telling you that my life is in danger" -- The media and the murder.
Subject Baloch, Qandeel, 1990-2016.
Baloch, Qandeel, 1990-2016 -- Death and burial.
Azeem, Fouzia.
Celebrities -- Pakistan -- Biography.
Women in mass media -- Biography.
Online social networks -- Pakistan.
Internet personalities -- Pakistan -- Biography.
Models (Persons) -- Pakistan -- Biography.
Social media -- Pakistan -- Public opinion.
Pakistan -- Social life and customs -- 21st century.
Honor killings -- Pakistan.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Title Sensational life and death of Qandeel Baloch
ISBN 9781612198408

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