Download e-book for kindle: Between Marriage and the Market: Intimate Politics and by Homa Hoodfar

By Homa Hoodfar

ISBN-10: 0520206118

ISBN-13: 9780520206113

ISBN-10: 0520208250

ISBN-13: 9780520208254

Homa Hoodfar's richly specific ethnography offers a unprecedented glimpse into the way of life of Arab Muslim households. concentrating on the influence of monetary liberalization regulations from 1983 to 1993, she exhibits the an important function of the loved ones in survival concepts between low-income Egyptians. Hoodfar, an Iranian Muslim via start, offers examine that undermines a few of the stereotypes linked to conventional Muslim girls. Their obvious conservatism, she says, is predicated on rational calculation of the prices and merits of operating inside of formal and casual hard work markets to safe loved ones strength. She posits that expanding adherence to Islam and taking over the veil at the a part of ladies has been in part influenced by means of women's wish to defend and advertise their pursuits either inside and past households.

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