Islam, Family Life, and Gender Inequality in Urban China by Xiaowei Zang

By Xiaowei Zang

This booklet experiences the connection among Islam, kinfolk procedures, and gender inequality between Uyghur Muslims in Ürümchi, China. Empirically, it exhibits in quantitative phrases the level of gender inequalities between Uyghur Muslims in Ürümchi and assessments even if the gender inequalities are a distinction in variety or in measure. It examines 5 elements of gender inequality: employment, source of revenue, family activity accomplishment, domestic administration, and spousal strength. Theoretically, it investigates how Islamic association and relatives lifestyles impact Uyghur women’s prestige.



Zang’s examine concerned infrequent and privileged entry to a environment that is tough for overseas students to check as a result of political regulations. the information are drawn from fieldwork in Ürümchi among 2005 and 2008, which come with a survey of 577 households, box observations, and 2 hundred in-depth interviews with neighborhood Uyghurs. The booklet combines qualitative and quantitative facts and strategies to check gendered habit and results. The author’s research reinterprets relatives strength and gives a extra nuanced research of gender and household strength in China and makes a pioneering attempt to check spousal energy, gender inequality in exertions marketplace results, and gender inequality in family chores between individuals of ethnic minorities in China.



The e-book may be of curiosity to scholars and students of ethnic experiences, chinese language experiences, Asian anthropology and cultural sociology.

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