Between Marriage and the Market Intimate Politics and Survival in Cairo
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Description: Homa Hoodfar's richly detailed ethnography provides a rare glimpse into the daily life of Arab Muslim families. Focusing on the impact of economic liberalization policies from 1983 to 1993, she shows the crucial role of the household in survival strategies among low-income Egyptians. Hoodfar, an Iranian Muslim by birth, presents research that undermines many of the stereotypes associated with traditional Muslim women. Their apparent conservatism, she says, is based on rational calculation of the costs and benefits of working within formal and informal labor markets to secure household power. She posits that increasing adherence to Islam and taking up the veil on the part of women has been partially motivated by women's desire to protect and promote their interests both within and beyond households.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 7/31/1997
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
|The Research and Its Social and Physical Setting|
|Marriage, Family, and Household|
|In Search of Cash: Men in the Labor Market|
|Women and Employment|
|Money Management and Patterns of Household Budgeting|
|Nonmonetary Contributions to the Household Pool|
|Expenditure and Consumption Patterns|
|Social Networks and Informal Associations|
|Fertility and Sexual Politics|