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Space: Mosques: North Africa
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Women's presence in North African mosques has increased considerably over the last decade. The trend toward more female attendance is the result of both socioeconomic opportunities and political strategies, and has created new options for female participation within the milieu of sacred architecture. Much of North Africa consists of two quite distinct ethnic groups comprised of…

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Rein, Michelle A., “Space: Mosques: North Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 23 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0284e>
First published online: 2009

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