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Article - Women, Saints and Sanctuaries

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SOC 885
Amina Jamal

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thMonday March 12 2012 Article Women Saints and SanctuariesArticle Women Saints and Sanctuaries Mernissi Fatima 1977 Women Saints and Sanctuaries Signs Vol 3 No 1 Autumn 1977 pp 101112 Key Points from the ArticleThe shrine was seen as a place where women can come with their problems and seek help from the saintsMost shrines are closed in the evenings20 cents is equivalent to 15 dirhamsMernissi does not go to the shrine to pray whenever she wants something she asks god directlyThere are more women than men in the sanctuaries makes the comparison of a hospital where women have no power and control take orders from the doctors to a sanctuary where women are empoweredWhen women first enter the sanctuary th
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