In Botswana, local news media outlets have documented the prevalence of so-called ‘passion killings’; however, no published studies have been conducted that examine these intimate partner homicides. Using ethnographic content analysis informed by a theory of framing, this study investigated the characteristics of these crimes, and societal attitudes, myths and stereotypes regarding intimate partner homicides and passion killings. Articles from four Batswana newspapers were analyzed. The information derived from this analysis is used to develop future directions for the study of intimate partner violence and homicides in Botswana.
Exner, Deinera and Thurston, Wilfreda E.
Understanding ‘Passion Killings’ in Botswana: An Investigation of Media Framing.
Journal of International Women's Studies, 10(4), 1-16.
Available at: http://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol10/iss4/1