Networks: Western Europe
(2,215 words)

Women's informal networks and the interdomestic domain

Discussions of women's position in Muslim society have repeatedly highlighted the importance of “women's worlds” in contexts of strictly gendered divisions of labor and female seclusion (purdah). In Bosnia, female neighborly networks are formed around coffee morning visiting (Brinja 1995). Intimate circles often…

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Werbner, Pnina, “Networks: Western Europe”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 January 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0122e>
First published online: 2009



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