Failed Femicides Among Migrant Survivors

  title={Failed Femicides Among Migrant Survivors},
  author={Shalva Weil},
  journal={Qualitative Sociology Review},
  • S. Weil
  • Published 31 October 2016
  • Sociology
  • Qualitative Sociology Review
Femicide—the killing of a female because of her gender—is becoming an increased object of sociological enquiry, rectifying years of invisibility. The article presents results from ethnographic interviews with three migrant women who survived “failed femicides.” A “failed femicide” is defined as an attempted femicide where the medical examination of the victim confirmed a life-threatening event, the victim had been hospitalized in emergency, and she or the perpetrator had described the event as… 
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