In the House of the Law Gender and Islamic Law in Ottoman Syria and Palestine

ISBN-10: 0520224744

ISBN-13: 9780520224742

Edition: 2000

Authors: Judith E. Tucker
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Description: In an rewarding new study, Tucker 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, and Tucker shows howfatwas, or legal opinions, greatly influenced these roles. She challenges prevailing views on Islam and gender, revealing Islamic law to have been more fluid and flexible than previously thought. Although the legal system had a consistent patriarchal orientation, it was modulated by sensitivities to the practical needs of women, men, and children. In her comprehensive overview of a field long neglected by scholars, Tucker deepens our understanding of how societies, including our own, construct gender roles.

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List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 7/3/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Acknowledgments
The Law, the Courts, and the Muftis
With Her Consent: Marriage
Release Her with Kindness: Divorce
The Fullness of Affection: Mothering and Fathering
If She Were Ready for Men: Sexuality and Reproduction
Conclusion
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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