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Marriage on Trial Ziba Mir-Hosseini

Marriage on Trial By Ziba Mir-Hosseini

Marriage on Trial by Ziba Mir-Hosseini


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Taking an inter-disciplinary approach which straddles law, anthropology sociology and women's studies, the author shows how women can turn even the most patriarchal elements of Islamic law to their advantage and achieve their personal marital aims.

Marriage on Trial Summary

Marriage on Trial: A Study of Islamic Family Law by Ziba Mir-Hosseini

Taking an inter-disciplinary approach which straddles law, anthropology sociology and women's studies, Mir-Hosseini shows how women can turn even the most patriarchal elements of Islamic law to their advantage and achieve their personal marital aims.

Marriage on Trial Reviews

'One of the best, most original and liveliest books on the subject I have ever read ... The author does what few writers on the subject are able to do. She goes beyond the classical text-books of fiqh, and asks how law is actually interpreted, administered and used in Muslim societies.' - Albert Hourani

About Ziba Mir-Hosseini

Ziba Mir-Hosseini is the co-director of the acclamed documentary film 'Divorce Iranian Style', filmed in Tehran and based on this book.

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Shar'ia, law and social practice - strategies of accommodation: the setting - courts, marital disputes and marriage; legal anatomy of divorce - the Iranian case; legal anatomy of divorce - the Moroccan case; social anatomy of divorce - the law and the practice. Part 2 Areas of tension between law and practice - strategies of selection: filiation and custody in law and practice; validating marriage and divorce; conclusion.

Additional information

NPB9781860646089
9781860646089
1860646085
Marriage on Trial: A Study of Islamic Family Law by Ziba Mir-Hosseini
New
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2000-09-22
272
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