Marriage on Trial: A Study of Islamic Family Law (2nd Revised edition)

Marriage on Trial: A Study of Islamic Family Law (2nd Revised edition)

By: Ziba Mir-Hosseini (author)Paperback

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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.

About Author

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


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.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781860646089
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9781860646089
  • ISBN10: 1860646085
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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