Student Look behind the Veil

Student Look behind the Veil - Protects the women from...

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Page 1 of 1 Outline for “A Look behind the Veil” A Look behind the Veil: Point Interactionists make about (members of a) culture – Members invest meanings to beliefs in their culture and they assign them to objects. Symbolic meanings of the Veil – Sexual control of the women. Submission to divine authority Modesty Privacy Gender relationships Society’s values Domination of men over women Men’s roles in Islamic cultures – Protect family honor Protectors of women Responsible financial supporter of the family
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Unformatted text preview: Protects the women from themselves: Their own natural lust. Public matters • Women’s roles in Islamic cultures – To protect their sexual chastity. Family’s honor revolves around her purity Private matter • Roles played by the Veil (via its symbolic meanings) in Islamic cultures – Disguise: concealing identity Conceal facial features Keeping our dust and flies- practicality Look at my mind and not my body • The ‘normal’ way of doing things – normal according to Whom?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Sullivan during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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