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Economics: Agricultural Labor: Turkey, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Afghanistan
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Women are indispensable to farming and other agricultural pursuits, whether as partners, managers, or laborers, throughout the Islamic communities ranging from Turkey in the west, through the Caucasus, to Central Asia, to Afghanistan in the southeast. Female agricultural laborers' position and well-being are, however, distressingly similar; they are marginalized and often poverty-stricken, even though the national agricultural infrastructures within which they live and work vary enormously because of divergences in the recent histories of the di…

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Larimore, Ann Evans, “Economics: Agricultural Labor: Turkey, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Afghanistan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0226e>
First published online: 2009



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