Omani Women: Embracing New Identity

Najwa Abd Ghafar

Abstract


Like other women around the world, Omani women have always worked. In the past, they worked along their men, tending the herds, and bargaining at cattle souks. Now women are still working, but the nature of work has changed over time with the modernization and material aspiration. This qualitative study explores the perception of Omani professional women on being working and its association with their identity. Data from interviews and printed media revealed that being professional serves as means not only to meet ends but also to actualize self by embracing multiple roles.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2013.v2n8p470


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