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Women, Family, and Gender in Islamic Law

Women, Family, and Gender in Islamic Law

by Judith E. Tucker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521537479

ISBN-13: 9780521537476

Pub. Date: 10/27/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In what ways has Islamic law discriminated against women and privileged men? What rights and power have been accorded to Muslim women, and how have they used the legal system to enhance their social and economic position? In an analysis of Islamic law through the prism of gender, Judith Tucker tackles these complex questions relating to the position of women in

Overview

In what ways has Islamic law discriminated against women and privileged men? What rights and power have been accorded to Muslim women, and how have they used the legal system to enhance their social and economic position? In an analysis of Islamic law through the prism of gender, Judith Tucker tackles these complex questions relating to the position of women in Islamic society, and to the ways in which the legal system impacted on the family, property rights, space and sexuality, from classical and medieval times to the present. Working with concepts drawn from feminist legal theory and by using particular cases to illustrate her arguments, the author systematically addresses questions of discrimination and expectation - what did men expect of their womenfolk - and of how the language of the law contributed to that discrimination, infecting the system and all those who participated in it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521537476
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/27/2008
Series:
Themes in Islamic Law Series, #3
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Woman as wife and man as husband: making the marital bargain; 3. Woman and man as divorced: asserting rights; 4. Woman and man as legal subjects: managing and testifying; 5. Woman and man in gendered space: submitting.

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