Uxoricide in Fiji: The Sociocultural Context of Husband-Wife KillingsViolence Against Women (1999)
Prior research has demonstrated a close relationship between patriarchy and female homicide victimization. This study examines this uxoricide-patriarchy connection in a non-Western society, Fiji. It is demonstrated that most cases of uxoricide among Fiji Indians emanate from husbands' attempts to enforce traditional sexual mores enshrined in a rigidly patriarchal society. The data suggest that rancorous confrontations between husbands and wives over allegations of marital infidelity were among the leading causes of spousal homicides committed by men.
- spousal murder,
- spousal homicide,
- domestic violence
Citation InformationMensah Adinkrah. "Uxoricide in Fiji: The Sociocultural Context of Husband-Wife Killings" Violence Against Women Vol. 5 (1999)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mensah_adinkrah/33/