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Unformatted text preview: • Women’s roles in Islamic cultures – - The keeper of the family honor—her behavior is their reputation.- The women’s chastity is a very private matter and it is the sole basis of her honor. It can never be re-gained if lost. • Roles played by the Veil (via its symbolic meanings) in Islamic cultures – - The family’s status/wealth honor- Practical uses: hiding identity, keeping dust/flies away, moving within the culture without being seen, etc. • The ‘normal’ way of doing things – normal according to Whom? - Those people who do those things, normal is unique to culture and society....
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Sullivan during the Fall '08 term at ASU.
- Fall '08