9780815624837

Law of Desire : Temporary Marriage in Shi'i Iran

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  • ISBN13:

    9780815624837

  • ISBN10:

    0815624832

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/1/1989
  • Publisher: Syracuse Univ Pr
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Table of Contents

Preface ix
System of Transliteration, Citation, and Dates xiii
Introduction 1(20)
Part One: LAW AS IMPOSED 21(52)
Marriage as Contract
23(10)
Permanent Marriage: Nikah
33(16)
Temoporary Marriage: Mut'a
49(24)
Part Two: LAW AS LOCAL KNOWLEDGE 73(30)
The Power of Ambiguity
Cultural Improvisations on the Theme of Temporary Marriage
75(28)
Part Three: LAW AS PERCEIVED 103(96)
Women's Life Stories
105(48)
Men's Interviews
153(46)
Conclusion 199(14)
Notes 213(18)
Glossary 231(6)
Bibliography 237(14)
Index 251

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