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Domestic interiors: gender, ethics, and friendship in Jordan

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This thesis draws on 34 months of participant observation in a working-class neighborhood of Amman, Jordan to ask whether and how gender, specifically femininity, can serve as a framework for ethical self-cultivation. It describes the relationships between morality, progress, and gender in contemporary Jordan, where progress is viewed as important and inevitable but also amoral, and morality is associated with the past, which is the opposite of progress. Women are uniquely affected by thes...

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SAME
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Sijal Institute for Arabic Language and Culture More from this funder
School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography More from this funder
Wenner Gren Foundation More from this funder
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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Deposit date:
2017-09-30

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