Women, Property and Islam: Palestinian Experiences, 1920-1990 / Edition 1

Women, Property and Islam: Palestinian Experiences, 1920-1990 / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0521483557
ISBN-13:
9780521483551
Pub. Date:
04/28/1996
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Women, Property and Islam: Palestinian Experiences, 1920-1990 / Edition 1

According to Islamic law, women are entitled to inherit property, receive a dower at marriage, and to manage their own income. In practice, however, this is not always the case. In an anthropological study of Palestinian women from different stratas of society, Annelies Moors examines under what circumstances they claim property rights and when they are prevented from doing so. The combination of oral history and written legal sources presents an informed and sophisticated challenge to the conclusions of existing literature on the region.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521483551
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/28/1996
Series: Cambridge Middle East Studies Series , #3
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: women and property; Part I. Politics, Economy and Kinship: 2. The lives of four women: introducing property and politics; 3. Women and inheritance; Part II. The Power: 4. The dower: marriage, gender and social stratification; 5. Marriage: the prompt dower; 6. Repudiation and widowhood: the deferred dower; Part III. Paid Labour and Property: 7. Poverty, wage labour and property; 8. Gender and garment production; 9. Education, professional work and property; 10. Women and property revisited.

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