Friendship: Arab States
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Recent studies of women, gender, and friendship in Arab states can be roughly divided into two often overlapping categories: studies that focus on the use of the discourse of kinship, broadly defined, in creating and describing women's most central friendships; and studies that draw out the relationship between women's friendships and the geographies and practicalities of women's daily social…

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Rothenberg, Celia E., “Friendship: Arab States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 18 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2009

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