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Gender Socialization: Western Europe
(1,327 words)

The socialization of Muslim women in Western Europe reveals an interaction between understandings of gender roles reflected by the European societies and those informed by heritage cultures. Because sexual dichotomy is an organizational principle in Islamic ethics, many Muslims have found it difficult to deal with modern Western gender notions. In bringing up their children, especially in the West, Muslim parents strive to help their children achieve, which means encouraging them to have a good …

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Weibel, Nadine B., “Gender Socialization: Western Europe”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_00347>
First published online: 2009

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