Muslim and Hindu Women’s Public and Private Behaviors: Gender, Family, and Communalized Politics in India

@article{Desai2014MuslimAH,
  title={Muslim and Hindu Women’s Public and Private Behaviors: Gender, Family, and Communalized Politics in India},
  author={Sonalde Desai and Gheda Temsah},
  journal={Demography},
  year={2014},
  volume={51},
  pages={2307-2332}
}
Prior research on fundamentalist religious movements has focused attention on the complicated relationship among gender, family, and religion. Using data from a nationally representative survey of 30,000 Hindu and Muslim women, this study compares the daily public and private behaviors of women in India to examine how gender and family norms are shaped in the context of communalized identity politics. Building on the theoretical framework of “doing gender,” we argue that because communal… 

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