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dc.contributor.authorSiti Nurfadhilah Binte Hashim.
dc.description.abstractSingaporean Muslimahs (Muslim Females) express diversity in the level of adherence to Islamic form of Modesty. This paper claims that embodied knowledge and values generated through Secular State Education contribute to this phenomenon. Muslimahs need to constantly engage in negotiations to fuse the concept of Islamic Modesty into the Ideologies of Singapore (Neoliberalism and Meritocracy). While doing so, they face the possibility of religious compromise or are barricaded from access to certain opportunities like employments. Through verbal accounts of lived experiences and practices of Muslimahs in Singapore, the research deconstructs their negotiations of Modesty and found: (1) the mechanisms of formation and reproduction of embodied structures, utilizing Bourdieu’s idea of disposition and Capital and Cooley’s “Looking Glass Self”, (2) the effect of structures on their modesty (3) the expression of diversity. I hope that this research will provide a critical viewpoint for the comparative study of women’s agency.en_US
dc.format.extent35 p.en_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological University
dc.titleFemale Muslims in Singapore : negotiating Islamic modesty in a secular state.en_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorCaroline Plussen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Artsen_US
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