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Women, Property and Islam

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 288 Nombre de pages
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Islamic law entitles women to inherit property and to manage their own income. This book examines under what circumstances they cl... Lire la suite
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Islamic law entitles women to inherit property and to manage their own income. This book examines under what circumstances they claim property rights and when they are prevented from doing so.

Texte du rabat

According to Islamic law, women are entitled to inherit property, to receive a dower at marriage, and to manage their own income. Through an anthropological study of Palestinian women in the Jabal Nablus region of the West Bank, Annelies Moors demonstrates that this is not always the case in practice. In fact, their options vary greatly depending on whether they gain access to property through inheritance, through the dower or through paid labour, and, indeed, on their background and position in society. The narratives of wealthy and poor urban women, and of women in the villages and in the refugee camps, indicate under what circumstances they claim property rights, and when they are prevented from doing so, and in which contexts they prefer to give up property in order to gain other advantages. While this is essentially an ethnographic work, the author's use of court records has enabled her to address major historical changes in women's ability to negotiate their rights to properly, focusing on the relation between local traditions, international politics and transnational labour migration.



Contenu

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.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Women, Property and Islam
Sous-titre: Palestinian Experiences, 1920-1990
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780521483551
ISBN: 978-0-521-48355-1
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Cambridge University Press
Genre: Sociologie
nombre de pages: 288
Poids: 427g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T17mm
Année: 1996