By Sally K. Gallagher

Drawing on fieldwork that spans approximately 20 years, Making Do in Damascus deals a unprecedented portrayal of normal relatives existence in Damascus, Syria. It explores how ladies draw on cultural beliefs round gender, faith, and kinfolk to barter a feeling of collective and private identification. Emphasizing the facility of girls to regulate family members relationships creatively inside regularly conservative Sunni Muslim families, Gallagher highlights how own and fabric assets form women's offerings and constraints bearing on schooling, collection of marriage accomplice, employment, childrearing, relationships with family members, and the makes use of and dangers of recent details applied sciences.

Gallagher argues that taking a nuanced method towards studying women's id and authority in society permits us to imagine past dichotomies of Damascene girls both as oppressed by means of category and patriarchy or as thoroughly self sustaining brokers in their personal lives. Tracing traditional women's reports and beliefs throughout many years of social and fiscal swap, Making Do in Damascus highlights the salience of collective identification, position, and connection inside of households, in addition to assets and neighborhood politics, in shaping a new release of households in Damascus.

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