Gender, Culture, and Capitalism: Women and the Remaking of Islamic “Tradition” in a Sudanese Village

@article{Bernal1994GenderCA,
  title={Gender, Culture, and Capitalism: Women and the Remaking of Islamic “Tradition” in a Sudanese Village},
  author={V. Bernal},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  year={1994},
  volume={36},
  pages={36-67}
}
  • V. Bernal
  • Published 1994
  • Sociology
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
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