Moroccan Immigrant Women in Spain

Moroccan Immigrant Women in Spain : Honor and Marriage

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Immigrant Moroccan Women in Spain: Honor and Marriage provides an ethnographic study of Moroccan Muslim immigrant women in Spain, capturing the predicaments and strategies they use in their adaptation to Spanish society. Working as domestic workers and agricultural laborers in Spain, Moroccan immigrant women illuminate the problems associated with gender, labor, modernity, and more

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  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 408.23g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739183915
  • 9780739183915

About T. Thao Pham

T. Thao Pham, PhD, is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Maryland, College more

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A sophisticated ethnography of female Moroccan migrants in Spain in which the concept of honor (once the defining attribute of Mediterranean study) is impressively rekindled to probe and frame the sociocultural changes and accommodations necessitated by transnational marriage. In these respects and more, Pham's book is a most welcome contribution to anthropology and its emerging study of social institutions under cross-cultural pressure in transnational space and time. -- Lambros Comitas, Columbia Universityshow more

Table of contents

Introduction Chapter 1: The Politics of Space and Place Chapter 2: Gender and Migratory Honor Chapter 3: Traditional Marriages and Honor Chapter 4: Transnational Endogamy Chapter 5: Virgins and Virtues Chapter 6: Dishonor and Its Discontents Chapter 7: Divorce and Singlehood Chapter 8: Veiling and Embodied Honor Conclusion Notes Index About the Authorshow more

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