Dig Through Our Books

Title
Author
Keyword
Advanced Search
 
 
Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card


 




Bookmark and Share




 
Browse By Category

View Other Categories
 
 
 
Women of the Jordan: Islam, Labor, and the Law (Gender, Culture, and Politics in the Middle East), Sonbol, Amira

Author Name    Sonbol, Amira

Title   Women of the Jordan: Islam, Labor, and the Law (Gender, Culture, and Politics in the Middle East)

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher    Syracuse University Press 2002

ISBN Number    0815629648 / 9780815629641

Seller ID   1ALIBRIS.0008078

0815629648 ~Very Good. No DJ. Hardcover. Light shelf wear to boards; satisfaction guaranteed.

Stock Description, May Not Reflect Item

An incisive study of the past, present, and future of Jordanian and Palestinian women women and issues of employment education, human rights, Islamic law, and legal practice.

Focusing specifically on Jordanian and Palestinian women, Amira El-Azhary Sonbol shows the legal constraints extant in a number of legal codes, namely penal codes that permit violence against Muslim women and personal status laws that require a husband's permission for a woman to work. Leniency in honor crimes and early marriage and motherhood for girls are other factors which extend the patriarchal power throughout an Arab and Muslim woman's life, and ultimately deny her full legal competency.

Constitutions may declare all citizens equal before the eyes of the law, but labor, personal status, and criminal laws contradict this Significantly, Sonbol notes that social acceptance of these laws as "Islamic" constitutes a major problem in any effort to change them even though historically the Islamic Shari'a actually encourages women's work and throughout Islamic history Muslim women have contributed materially to their society's economy. In a book that will make an important contribution to the literature in the field Sonbol effectively illustrates how Jordanian laws controlling gender, family, and work combine with laws and legal philosophies derived from tribal, traditional, Islamic, and modern laws to form a strict patriarchal structure.

Price = 28.00 USD


Related items brought to you by the miracles of modern technology:
The Vanishing Universe: Adverse Environmental Impacts on Astronomy
The Vanishing Universe: Adverse Environmental Impacts on Astronomy
30.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Higher than Everest: An Adventurer's Guide to the Solar System, Hodge, Paul
Higher than Everest: An Adventurer's Guide to the Solar System
Hodge, Paul
10.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

The General History of Astronomy: Volume 2, Planetary Astronomy from the Renaissance to the Rise of Astrophysics (Vol 2)
The General History of Astronomy: Volume 2, Planetary Astronomy from the Renaissance to the Rise of Astrophysics (Vol 2)
150.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Galactic and Solar System Optical Astrometry
Galactic and Solar System Optical Astrometry
70.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Observing Comets, Asteroids, Meteors, and the Zodiacal Light (Practical Astronomy Handbooks), Edberg, Stephen J.; Levy, David H.
Observing Comets, Asteroids, Meteors, and the Zodiacal Light (Practical Astronomy Handbooks)
Edberg, Stephen J.; Levy, David H.
15.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

The Stars: Their Structure and Evolution, Tayler, Roger John
The Stars: Their Structure and Evolution
Tayler, Roger John
225.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Infrared Astronomy
Infrared Astronomy
65.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Politically Correct Bedtime Stories: Modern Tales for Our Life & Times, Garner, James Finn
Politically Correct Bedtime Stories: Modern Tales for Our Life & Times
Garner, James Finn
6.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Pay Attention, for Goodness' Sake: Practicing the Perfections of the Heart--The Buddhist Path of Kindness, Boorstein Ph.D., Sylvia
Pay Attention, for Goodness' Sake: Practicing the Perfections of the Heart--The Buddhist Path of Kindness
Boorstein Ph.D., Sylvia
12.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Zen, mars, julie
Zen
mars, julie
4.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

A Line In The Sand: The Alamo in Blood and Memory
Roberts, Randy; Olson, James S.
10.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Voyage Into the Deep: The Saga of Jules Verne and Captain Nemo, Francois Riviere; Serge Micheli
Voyage Into the Deep: The Saga of Jules Verne and Captain Nemo
Francois Riviere; Serge Micheli
12.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to lastwordbooks@gmail.com
Copyright©2016. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie