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Gender Socialization: Central Asia
(1,171 words)

Although the development of gender socialization throughout Central Asia shares a common history, the Soviet period created fundamental changes. Currently this process is expressed through socioeconomic, cultural, and political differences among Central Asian republics.

Throughout Central Asia the concept that women belong to men is ubiquitous: their social status is acquired through father, brother, husband, and son (Tokhtakhodjaeva 2001). Socialization is geared to gender roles: for the woman, the role of wife, mother, and hou…

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Kasymova, Sofia, “Gender Socialization: Central Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0083a>
First published online: 2009

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