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Imagining an ideal husband: Marriage as a site of aspiration among pious Somali women in London

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This article is about “marriage talk” and the forms of imagination and aspiration that it entails. It draws on discussions and debates about ideal husbands among young Somali Muslim women in Britain who, in recent years, have begun practising Islam. Through these debates, these women draw on various different discourses, values, norms and ideals to re-think and re-imagine themselves in relation to multiple others, including kin, friends and God. Marriage, I argue, is a site of aspiration (Kha...

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In press
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology
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Funding agency for:
Liberatore, G
Publisher:
George Washington University, Institute for Ethnographic Research Publisher's website
Journal:
Anthropological Quarterly Journal website
EISSN:
1534-1518
ISSN:
1534-1518
URN:
uuid:80b7a4e0-8096-45fb-8e81-dac108fa761f
Source identifiers:
579701
Local pid:
pubs:579701

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