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Daughters Are Diamonds - Honour, Shame And Seclusion: A South African Perspective (Paperback) Loot Price: R50
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Daughters Are Diamonds - Honour, Shame And Seclusion: A South African Perspective (Paperback): Shafinaaz Hassim

Daughters Are Diamonds - Honour, Shame And Seclusion: A South African Perspective (Paperback)

Shafinaaz Hassim

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Daughters Are Diamonds is a groundbreaking treatise on the objectification of women in honour-bound sectors of society.

As a study, it's set out to define these questions: How are the opportunities, challenges and obstacles facing South Africa Indian Muslim woman within the family, perceived and experienced by the individual? To what extent, if at all, does traditionalist culture create/influence a gap between opportunity and achievement for South Africa Indian Muslim Women?

The statement that "woman are diamonds" is often used by Indian Muslim traditionalists to justify the abject seclusion of woman. In this view, that which is valuable should be hidden in safekeeping. The metaphor of the diamond is used to illustrate the objectification of daughters borne of honour-bound societies, and the limits put to the administration of their lives, in keeping with the code of honour.

This study is a comment on the notion that, in keeping with this honour code, there is a fine line between maintaining the dignity of a people and infringing on the rights of the individual. It also asks whether woman are able to carve out a space for themselves within which a fully reflexive life may be loved in spite of the restrictions placed on them.

General

Imprint: Reach Publishers
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: 2007
Authors: Shafinaaz Hassim
Dimensions: 210 x 147 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
ISBN-13: 978-1-920084-67-7
Categories: Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Islam
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Islam
Books > Local Author Showcase > Lifestyle
LSN: 1-920084-67-3
Barcode: 9781920084677

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