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Muslim Youth by Colette Harris
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Aug 07, 09

Read in August, 2009

I loved it. It was quite easy to read, her arguments were (mostly) convincing, and she had enough caveats that she didn't expect her models to apply elsewhere or even to every family in Tajikistan. Still, it was a good illustration of how a model can be useful in evaluating certain aspects of family life and cultural expectations. It's quite interesting because she does great job of presenting how socialism might change certain cultural dynamics that one wouldn't necessarily think of. For example, she talks a lot about how education and how the value of education varies not with income but rather with whether the family is more modern or traditional in its leanings.

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