Women, Family and Gender in Islamic Law by Judith E. Tucker
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Women, Family and Gender in Islamic Law
By Judith E. Tucker

Women, Family and Gender in Islamic Law

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Women, Family and Gender in Islamic Law by Judith E. Tucker

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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521537476
ISBN-10: 0521537479
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 268
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Judith E. Tucker

Women, Family and Gender in Islamic Law by Judith E. Tucker Women, Family and Gender in Islamic Law, Hardback (October 2008)

An exploration of Islamic law from the perspective of women and gender.

Women in Nineteenth-Century Egypt by Judith E. Tucker Women in Nineteenth-Century Egypt, Paperback (June 2002)

The book provides a unique account of the very active economic, social and political roles of nineteenth-century women.

In the House of the Law by Judith E. Tucker In the House of the Law, Paperback (July 2000)

Explores the way in which Islamic legal thinkers understood Islam as it related to women and gender roles. In seventeenth and eighteenth century Syria and Palestine, Muslim legal thinkers gave considerable attention to women's roles in society, this title shows how fatwas, or legal opinions, greatly influenced these roles.

Social History of Women and the Family in the Middle East by Judith E. Tucker Social History of Women and the Family in the Middle East, Paperback (December 1997)

An overview of the scholarship on women and gender in the 19th- and 20th-century Middle East. The book is organized along thematic lines that reflect major focuses of research in this area - gender and work, gender and the state, gender and law, gender and religion, and feminist movements.

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Author Biography - Judith E. Tucker

Judith E. Tucker is Professor of History in the Department of History and Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. Her previous publications include Women in Nineteenth Century Egypt (1985) and In the House of the Law: Gender and Islamic Law in Ottoman Syria and Palestine (1998).

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