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Reproduction: Conception, Reproductive Choices, and Islam: Overview
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Women, gender, and Islam

“What gender is, what men and women are, what sorts of relations do or should obtain between them – all of these notions do not simply reflect or elaborate upon biological ‘givens’, but are largely products of social and cultural processes” (Ortner and Whitehead 1981, 1…

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Niehof, Anke, “Reproduction: Conception, Reproductive Choices, and Islam: Overview”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 24 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0190>
First published online: 2009



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