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The Certificate of Virginity: Honor, Marriage and Moroccan Female Immigration

Pham, Theresa Thao

Although Moroccan female-initiated migration to Europe has captured the attention of scholars in various fields of study, the majority of these studies have focused on macro-level analysis of resettlement and integration patterns. These studies, however, have bypassed the subtle impact of the socio-cultural junction between Islamic ideals and Western values. The interchange of the socio-cultural values resulting from Moroccan female immigration to Spain have complicated the Moroccan system of honor and marriage, which has played a crucial part in defining gender roles, space, production and reproduction. Using participant observation, semi-structured interviews, oral histories, and focus groups, this study aims to examine the effects immigration to Spain have on honor and marriage for Moroccan immigrant women.

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Academic Units
Applied Anthropology
Thesis Advisors
Comitas, Lambros
Degree
Ph.D., Columbia University
Published Here
July 15, 2011
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