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Networks: Turkey
(1,277 words)

A gendered spatial organization offers women advantages as well as disadvantages. Within societies in which social space is separated according to gender, distinct women's cultures can emerge. Women's visits to each other's homes, to religious sites, and their role in a range of life cycle rituals take on definite social and political significance. One of the effects of the separation of space by gender is that the stricter the boundary between the two domains, the greater the possibility that a…

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Marcus, Julie, “Networks: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 25 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0122d>
First published online: 2009

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