Susanne Dahlgren, Contesting Realities: The Public Sphere and Morality in Southern Yemen

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November 21, 2013

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Susanne Dahlgren has written a refreshing book about how family law and gender roles are understood and practiced in Aden, Yemen, from the British colonial period until 2001. Her main thesis is that actors use three different, yet interconnected normative frameworks (or ideologies, discourses) in order to understand and define themselves, and that they do so in an active and selective way, depending on the situation. These three normative frameworks are “custom”, “revolution” and “religion”. ...

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