A Look behind the Veil 9-4-07

A Look behind the - • Women’s roles in Islamic cultures – The keeper of the family honor—her behavior is their reputation The women’s

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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 – -If certain aspects of a culture seem normal/odd it is only because you are or are not a member of that culture (Veiled women may find cowboy hats to be strange) Symbolic meanings of the Veil – - Represents a woman’s honor (chastity), a cover from peering eyes, etc. Men’s roles in Islamic cultures – - Protectors of women (from themselves-- their own natural lust) and thereby preserve the social order of the society - Honor is based on bravery, etc. and it can be re-gained if lost.
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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.

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