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Youth Culture and Movements: United States
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Youth cultures are distinct in that peer groups dominate social relationships. Of notable significance to Muslim youth is how interpretations of Islam influence the socialization of women. However, much of what is deemed appropriate behavior for girls in the name of religion stems from select interpretations of religious teachings in particular cultural settings. Interpretations of Islam, and the range of its application to yout…

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Ajrouch, Kristine, “Youth Culture and Movements: United States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0154d>
First published online: 2009

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