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Childhood: Premodern and Modern: Overview
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This entry first outlines the setting in which girl – and boy – children in Islamic cultures are socialized for sex roles in preparation for adult roles, feminine and masculine. These settings changed significantly in the eighteenth century, with the advent of Western colonial rule and by t…

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Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock, “Childhood: Premodern and Modern: Overview”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0164a>
First published online: 2009

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