Gender Role Attitudes among US Muslims: Exploring the Roles of Religiosity, SES, and Acculturation

Topic: Gender Role Attitudes among US Muslims: Exploring the Roles of Religiosity, SES, and Acculturation
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Gender Role Attitudes among US Muslims: Exploring the Roles of Religiosity, SES, and Acculturation
Although some observers have argued that the Islamic religion supports the subordination of women, research shows that this is very complicated issue, and that women’s roles vary greatly across Muslim societies. Few if any studies have explored this topic among Muslims in the US. This project uses data from a recent Pew survey of Muslims in the US to examine patterns of gender role attitudes (e.g., women’s labor force participation, the role of women in politics, and the role of women within mosque activities). In addition, this research will investigate the role of religiosity, socioeconomic status (i.e., education, income), and acculturation (i.e., linguistic assimilation and embeddedness within non-Muslim social networks and mainstream cultural consumption) as correlates of gender role attitudes among Muslims in the US.
and here is a copy from my professor email includes the orders that should follow :
I have given some thought to your independent study project on religion and gender role attitudes among Muslim Americans and have the following suggestions:
1. Read the paper by Dr. Acevedo and his colleagues, on sectarian membership and gender, which should contain useful information, as well as relevant citations to previous studies. Then read previous studies to which they refer in their review of the literature in this field.
2. Look for the work of Nancy Davis and Robert Robinson (a husband-wife team who research together), in the American Sociological Review, on gender roles in various Muslim societies, and the societal factors that condition those changes. As an aside (it is not critical, but …) you may wish to examine the work of Mounira Charrad (UT-Austin), who is from Morocco or Tunisia, and has written important work on governmental and societal factors that shape gender policies in Muslim societies.
3. Review our paper (which I sent you on religion and gender ideologies among Latinos, currently being revised for the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion). Although the study population is obviously different from yours, this (and the works by Kane and Davis and Greenberg, which we cite) refer to some of the major theoretical works on gender ideologies and gender role attitudes produced in western societies.
Then I suggest you think about your papers (the independent study, and the thesis) in the following general way, i.e., according to this logic:
2. explain that much of the work has been conducted in the US and other western societies (which are also Judeo-Christian in cultural orientation)
3. there are few works on Muslim societies and/or on Muslim populations in the West (identify and briefly discuss any exceptions that you find).
4. briefly explain why this is a problem, (a) why it is important to study Muslims (e.g., rapidly growing world religion, etc.) and (b) why the findings might be interesting or distinctive for Muslims
5. then indicate how the rest of the paper will be organized, i.e., what sections the reader can expect to see, and in what order they will appear.
Next, develop the following sections:
1. religion and gender role ideologies in general (theory and empirical research), focusing on theory and research in the developed West, since that is where much of the social science work has been produced
2. what is it about religion (e.g., specific religious groups or beliefs) that seems to lead people to embrace traditional views of women’s roles?
3. discuss any works on Muslims in West or Muslim societies elsewhere, and explain their findings, esp. regarding the role of religion …
4. elaborate (more than in the introduction) on why the connections between religion and gender ideologies might be distinctive among Muslims –e.g., what does the Koran say? Hadith? etc.?
5. THINK ABOUT: should we expect for these patterns of religious effects on gender ideologies might differ among Muslims from different educational backgrounds, among those from different countries or regions (vs. native-born American Muslims), among Muslim women vs. men, among older vs. younger Muslims? If there are reasons to expect such subgroup differences, you/we should think about how.
After this will come the data analyses, but this should be done later …
Hope this organizational template is helpful. Best, CE
this is called (independent study) that needs to work over the Fall semester and each week get a draft of your work to show my professor then submit back with his comments .. but now just need apply the orders above which i think called literature review part ? as what you see need to done all ideas of that .. All work should be not less 20 not this part ..
so that means I will contact you to add and edit till the Dec 2014 I will give you some resources and the data base that we need work on it in the next weeks not now ..
thanks in advance
* no limitation for resources number
* ASA style