“For Love and Mercy: Exploring Matrimonial Practices in American Muslim Communities”

When February 22, 2017, 2:00 PM
Where Cone University Center, Room 111
Website http://www.ethics.uncc.edu
Speaker(s) Juliane Hammer, UNC Chapel Hill
Registration Details & Deadlines
Cost $0.00
Who is Invited General Public
Parking Details Validated parking tickets available for off campus attendees.

Juliane Hammer, Associate Professor and Kenan Rifai Scholar of Islamic Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, will present “For Love and Mercy: Exploring Matrimonial Practices in American Muslim Communities.”

What does marriage have to do with religion? This lecture explores matrimonial practices in American Muslim communities including how American Muslims find spouses, how expectations and practices related to marriage are negotiated, and how Muslim weddings constitute both religious rituals and social events. Central to the project and the lecture is the argument that through matrimonial norms and practices, American Muslims negotiate gender constructions as well as ideas about religion and culture.

This lecture is presented as part of the Center for Professional & Applied Ethics’ series on “Being Muslim in America,” and is cosponsored by a Chancellor’s Diversity Grant and CLAS Speakers’ Fund.

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