9783319770062 hardback 3319770063 hardback 9783319770079 e-book 3319770071 e-book
Gender and politics (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
"How have Muslim marriages legally ended around the turn of the 21st century? Who has the power to initiate and resist sharīʻa derived divorce? When are husbands and wives made to bear the costs of their marital breakdown? What does divorce law indicate about the development of gender regimes in the Middle East and North Africa? This book opens with a description of the historical development of Islamic divorce in the MENA. Subsequent chapters follow a Syrian male judge, a Moroccan female legal advice worker and a Libyan female judge as they deal with divorce cases in which husbands, wives, their relatives and lawyers debate gender roles in contemporary Muslim marriages. MENA 'state feminism' has increasingly equalized men's and women's access to divorce and encouraged discussions about how spouses should treat each other in marriage. The real life outcomes of these reforms have often been surprising. Moreover, as the last chapter explores, jihadi proto-states (such as Islamic State) have violently rejected state feminist divorce law reform. This accessible book will appeal to students, researchers and a general readership interested in Islamic law; Middle Eastern studies; gender and sexuality; and, legal and social anthropology"--Back cover.
"Palgrave pivot" -- Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Muslim divorce in the MENA [Middle East, North Africa states] : Shariʻa, codification, state feminism, and the courts The Damascus Shariʻa Court : the judge, arbitration, and lawyers in 2005 A legal aid centre in Marrakesh : civil society activists and the court in 2007 Tripoli's Family Court : the judge in post-revolution 2013 Challenges to state feminism in conflict-afflicted Syria and Libya.
Also available in electronic format.
KMC174 .C37 2019
Available in Other Form
Electronic version: Carlisle, Jessica. Muslim Divorce in the Middle East. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2018
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan,