Islam and patriarchy: how robust is Muslim support for patriarchal values?

@article{Alexander2011IslamAP,
  title={Islam and patriarchy: how robust is Muslim support for patriarchal values?},
  author={Amy C. Alexander and C. Welzel},
  journal={International Review of Sociology},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={249 - 276}
}
Evidence that Muslims support patriarchal values more than non-Muslims is abundant but the nature of this evidence is contested. The ‘cultural’ interpretation suggests that patriarchal values are an inherent element of Muslim identity. The ‘structural’ interpretation holds that patriarchal values reside in structural characteristics and have little to do with Muslim identity. Evidence on these contradictory claims is inconclusive. Neither have advocates of the cultural position shown that… Expand
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