An Exploration Into the Religious and Symbolic Meanings of Gendered Spaces in an Arab Gulf Home

Rana Sobh, Qatar University, Qatar
Russell Belk, York University, Canada
The current research provides a comparative perspective on Arab-Islamic (Qatari) and Western values as encoded in the home and use of spaces within it. Our ethnographic study involved observation and in-depth interviews with twenty four middleclass home-owning Qatari families living in Doha.
[ to cite ]:
Rana Sobh and Russell Belk (2011) ,"An Exploration Into the Religious and Symbolic Meanings of Gendered Spaces in an Arab Gulf Home", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 38, eds. Darren W. Dahl, Gita V. Johar, and Stijn M.J. van Osselaer, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research.