Review of Women, family and gender in Islamic law, by Tucker, J.E.
Probert, Rebecca (2011) Review of Women, family and gender in Islamic law, by Tucker, J.E. Ecclesiastical Law Journal, Vol.13 (No.1). pp. 102-103. ISSN 0956-618X
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0956618X10000918
Judith Tucker’s analysis of the treatment of women in Islamic law begins with what have become all-too-familiar issues: the proposed stoning to death of a woman who had given birth to an illegitimate child and disputes over the proper attire of Muslim women. Yet her admirably balanced account of the development of Islamic law eschews such sensationalism; instead, she provides a careful and nuanced description of the way in which topics such as marriage, divorce, legal capacity and social space have been understood in different Islamic traditions at different points in history.
|Item Type:||Book Review|
|Subjects:||K Law > KBP Islamic law|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Law|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Women (Islamic law)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Ecclesiastical Law Journal|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Book Title:||Women, family and gender in Islamic law|
|Page Range:||pp. 102-103|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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