New PDF release: Between Marriage and the Market: Intimate Politics and

By Homa Hoodfar

Homa Hoodfar's richly exact ethnography offers a unprecedented glimpse into the lifestyle of Arab Muslim households. targeting the influence of monetary liberalization regulations from 1983 to 1993, she exhibits the the most important position of the family in survival ideas between low-income Egyptians. Hoodfar, an Iranian Muslim by means of start, provides examine that undermines the various stereotypes linked to conventional Muslim girls. Their obvious conservatism, she says, relies on rational calculation of the prices and advantages of operating inside of formal and casual hard work markets to safe loved ones energy. She posits that expanding adherence to Islam and taking on the veil at the a part of ladies has been partly influenced through women's wish to shield and advertise their pursuits either inside of and past households.

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