Marriage on Trial: Islamic Family Law in Iran and Morocco

Marriage on Trial: Islamic Family Law in Iran and Morocco

by Ziba Mir-Hosseini
     
 

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Debates over family law are a sensitive subject in the Muslim world, revealing something of the struggle between forces of traditionalism and modernism. The highly disparate tendencies within Islamic "fundamentalism" share a desire to re-institute Shar'ia law, regarded as the last bastion of the Islamic ideal of social relations. This book probes the theory and

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Debates over family law are a sensitive subject in the Muslim world, revealing something of the struggle between forces of traditionalism and modernism. The highly disparate tendencies within Islamic "fundamentalism" share a desire to re-institute Shar'ia law, regarded as the last bastion of the Islamic ideal of social relations. This book probes the theory and practice of Islamic family law in the contemporary Muslim world, focusing on the dynamics of marriage and the consequences of its breakdown, and the ways in which litigants manipulate the law to resolve marital and child custody disputes.

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An academic text that probes the theory and practice of Islamic family law in the contemporary Muslim world, focusing on the dynamics of marriage and the consequences of its breakdown. Through an exploration of how the law is interpreted and administered, it also examines the way in which litigants manipulate the law to resolve marital and child custody disputes; the author showing how women can turn Shari'ai Law's most patriarchal elements to their advantages and achieve their personal and material aims. Focuses on examples from Iran and Morocco. Distributed by Palgrave. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860646089
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.59(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author

Ziba Mir-Hosseini is a distinguished anthropologist who carried out her work at Girton College, Cambridge. She was the co-producer of the classic documentary Divorce Iranian Style.

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