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CONCEPTUALIZING MUSLIM WOMEN EDUCATION IN KERALA: CULTURAL CAPITAL AND HABITUS FOR SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH

Authors:
Gafarkhan T.

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Gafarkhan T.
Research Scholar, Department of Sociology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-25

MLA 8
T., Gafarkhan. "CONCEPTUALIZING MUSLIM WOMEN EDUCATION IN KERALA: CULTURAL CAPITAL AND HABITUS FOR SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 92-96, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=10. Accessed Jan. 2019.
APA
T., G. (2019, January). CONCEPTUALIZING MUSLIM WOMEN EDUCATION IN KERALA: CULTURAL CAPITAL AND HABITUS FOR SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(1), 92-96. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=10
Chicago
T., Gafarkhan. "CONCEPTUALIZING MUSLIM WOMEN EDUCATION IN KERALA: CULTURAL CAPITAL AND HABITUS FOR SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 1 (January 2019), 92-96. Accessed January, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=10.

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Abstract:
The realm of education in Kerala, to be specific, education of Muslims in Kerala, has got a transnational contribution because of its longstanding, deep direct connection with the gulf region. The exceptional economic growth and other developmental determinants have been well attributed to this unbroken relationship with the Arab countries and its influence on Kerala's population irrespective of religion and class. However, the reading and research related to Muslim women education has always been presented with prejudices and stereotypes. Religious education, early marriage, patriarchal patterns, etc. have been over emphasized and the impact of Muslim women's education had been measured in terms of whether it is of definite use to them or not. This 'definite use' has been defined in a restricted, narrow line and thus the experiences of education of Muslim women have not been conceptualized well. In this paper, the researcher standing within the disciplinary boundaries of Sociology is trying to define women's education as a cultural capital located in the space of religion of Islam and how it is influencing the socioreligious reform and progress of the whole Muslim community and the population of Kerala in general. Instead of looking at how the experience of education is of definite use for Muslim women, the index paper is looking at how this experience of education is influencing these women in their habitus shaping, enhancing or constricting their space in the larger social system and thus to explain how Bourdieu's concepts of Cultural capital and Habitus can link the past to the present progress of Muslim women's education in Kerala.