BS (Social Sciences & Liberal Arts)
Faculty / School
School of Economics and Social Sciences (SESS)
Department of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts
Date of Award
Date of Submission
Hajrah Rahman, Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences
SSLA Culminating Experience
This study aimed to explore how the experiences of young adult Pakistani daughters who come from fundamentalist Muslim patriarchal households are influenced when the daughters are less religious than their Muslim parents. It was hypothesized that the differing religiosity will impact the interpersonal parent-child relationship of the participants. The study conducted in-depth semi-structured interviews with 7 participants who were recruited using voluntary, convenience and snowball sampling. To gain a holistic understanding of the participants’ experiences, intersectionality theory was used as a theoretical framework in this study. The main findings of the research were that the position of women in Pakistani society is subordinated and there is a clear gendered divide between the public and private spheres. As hypothesized, it was found that participants reported feeling a sense of alienation from their families due to the difference in their religiosity. This difference was seen to negatively impact the parent-child interpersonal relationship. Lastly, culture was seen to intersect with religion to impact the experiences of these women.
Fazle Ali, S. (2023). Pakistani daughters raised in fundamentalist households: Intersectionality and women's subordination in patriarchal society (Unpublished undergraduate project). Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan. Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/sslace/212
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