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Young Muslim Women and the Islamic Family: Reflections on Conflicting Ideals in British Bangladeshi Life

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Rozario, S and Samuel, G, Young Muslim Women and the Islamic Family: Reflections on Conflicting Ideals in British Bangladeshi Life, Women in Islam: Reflections on Historical and Contemporary Research, Springer, T Lovat (ed), New York, pp. 25-42. ISBN 978-94-007-4218-5 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2012 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht

Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4219-2_3

Abstract

ln this chapter we will be examining attitudes to marriage mnong young British Bangladeshi women. We see the move to new forms of Muslim piety among these women as related in part to the problems posed by marriage in the contempo- rary British environment. New Islamic groups provide both social and int.ellectual resources that may help to resolve difficulties and issues in relation to marriage and the family, including tension between Western models of romantic love and marriage and the desire to behave in a proper Islamic way. At the same time, the specific forms of islamic practice adopted may also be constitutive of a new sense of self and a new identity which carries along with. it a new and different sense of what the marital relationship, the woman's relationship to her own body and self and her relationship to her present or future children might be.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Anthropology
Research Field:Social and Cultural Anthropology
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Other Cultural Understanding
Objective Field:Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
Author:Rozario, S (Dr Santi Rozario)
ID Code:80032
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Sociology and Social Work
Deposited On:2012-10-17
Last Modified:2016-09-30
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