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Nutrition and Dietary Practices: Central Asia
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Women's daily dietary practices in post-Soviet Central Asia appear to be more influenced by gender and hierarchical values attached to the traditional patriarchal system than by Islamic prescriptions per se. Central Asian women are subjected to more or less subtle and often self-imposed discrimination in their access to food. Explicit and implicit rules of conduct based on unequal ge…

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Perrin-Wagner, Hélène, “Nutrition and Dietary Practices: Central Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0185b>
First published online: 2009

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