Family Law in Contemporary Iran

Family Law in Contemporary Iran

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Taking up the issue of womena€™s status in a modern context, Marianne BAce offers a nuanced view of how womena€™s rights activists assert their positions within an Islamic context. Passed into law over a decade before the Revolution, the Family Protection Law quickly drew the ire of the conservative clergy and the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979. In fact, it was one of the first laws to be rescinded following the revolution. The law was hardly a surprising target, however, since women's status in Iran was then - and continues now to be - a central concern of Iranian political leaders, media commentators, and international observers alike. Through fieldwork and novel analysis, Boe undermines both the traditional view of 'Islamic Feminism' as monolithic and clears a path to a new understanding of the role of women's rights activists in shaping and synthesizing debates on the shari'a, women's rights and family law.California: University of California Press. Moghadam ... a#39;Feminism and Family Law in Iran: The Struggle for Womena#39;s Economic Citizenship in the Islamic Republic of Irana#39;. In Women and ... Lanham, MD.: Rowman aamp; Littlefield. a€”a€”a€”. ( 2013b). Modernizing Women: Gender and Social Change in the Middle East. 3rd edition.

Title:Family Law in Contemporary Iran
Author:Marianne Boe
Publisher:I.B.Tauris - 2015-01-30


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