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Challenging the myth of the happy celibate: Muslim women negotiating contemporary relationships

Imtoual, Alia; Hussein, Shakira


In recent decades, the age of marriage in many minority Muslim communities has risen so that significant numbers of Muslims in these contexts are remaining unmarried into their late 20 s and beyond. As with other communities in Western contexts, Muslim communities have also experienced a rising divorce rate, leading to many more single women. These social and demographic changes, combined with traditional attitudes towards female sexuality and virginity, have led to a rise in the number of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Contemporary Islam: dynamics of muslim life
DOI: 10.1007/s11562-008-0075-6


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