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Networks: Western Europe
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Women's informal networks and the interdomestic domain

Discussions of women's position in Muslim society have repeatedly highlighted the importance of “women's worlds” in contexts of strictly gendered divisions of labor and female seclusion (purdah). In Bosnia, female neighborly networks are formed around coffee morning visiting (Brinja 1995). Intimate circles often articu…

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Werbner, Pnina, “Networks: Western Europe”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 October 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0122e>
First published online: 2009

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