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dc.contributor.advisor Ewing, Katherine P. en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Nelson, Diane M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Ahmad, Attiya en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-18T16:26:10Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-31T05:30:07Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/1625
dc.description Dissertation en_US
dc.description.abstract <p>Tens of thousands of migrant domestic workers, women working and residing within Kuwaiti households, have taken shehadeh, the Islamic testament of faith over the past decade. Drawing on 21 months of ethnographic fieldwork in Kuwait, and 2 months of research in Nepal, this dissertation analyzes the processes through which South Asian domestic workers develop newfound Islamic pieties, processes that underscore the importance of the household as a site of intersection between transnational migration and globalizing Islamic movements, and that point to the limitation of conventional understandings of wage labour and religious conversion.</p> en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject Anthropology, Cultural en_US
dc.subject Religion, General en_US
dc.subject Domestic Work en_US
dc.subject Gender en_US
dc.subject Globalization en_US
dc.subject Islam en_US
dc.subject Kuwait en_US
dc.subject Migration en_US
dc.title Limits of Conversion: Islamic Dawa, Domestic Work and South Asian Migrant Women in Kuwait en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.department Cultural Anthropology en_US
duke.embargo.months 24 en_US

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