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Funerary Practices: North Africa
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In the 1970s, many women intellectuals in the post-independence Arab world assigned an important role to research on the relationship between the sexes and on sexuality, revealing how women were viewed as representing danger to religious power. In subsequent decades, studies treated questions such as the relationship between women and death and the role of women in funerary practices (Abu-Lughod 1993, Witchett 1993). Here, aspects that have been studied include the interdiction on women from att…

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Labidi, Lilia, “Funerary Practices: North Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 04 December 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0168c>
First published online: 2009

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