ERIC Number: EJ294561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1983
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Purdah and Changing Patterns of Social Control among Rural Women in Bangladesh.
Feldman, Shelley; McCarthy, Florence E.
Journal of Marriage and the Family, v45 n4 p949-59 Nov 1983
Describes how changes in women's productive activities and in the demand for female wage labor have affected the accoutrements and expression of purdah among Bangladeshi villagers. Argues that the burkha increases the mobility of Muslim women, thereby enhancing their social participation and visibility and maintaining rather than diminishing women's status. (JAC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Bangladesh