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Family: Modern Islamic Discourses: South Asia
(2,224 words)

Like all discursive framings, modern South Asian Islamic discourses contribute to establishing the parameters of gendered social norms and behavioral practices and set the context of generalized prescriptions of modern family life. These discourses are expressed through the legal system, including civil, religious, and customary law, policy proscript…

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Feldman, Shelley, “Family: Modern Islamic Discourses: South Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 20 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_00344>
First published online: 2009



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