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Author Yamani, Maha

Title Polygamy and Law in Contemporary Saudi Arabia
Published New York : Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (288 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Foreword; 1 Introduction; 2 Polygamy in General; 3 The Historical and Modern Developments of Polygamy in Saudi Arabia; 4 The Social Acceptability of Polygamous Marriages; 5 The Muslim Marriage Contract, its Terms and Conditions and Modern Variations; 6 The Legal Framework and Legal Changes; 7 The Character of the Polygamous Relationship; 8 The Reasons for Polygamy; 9 Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Summary The topic of polygamy in Islamic countries is generally perceived by outsiders as something linked to harems and Hollywood-style foreign intrigues. The practice is frequently viewed through sexual connotations and male power versus female powerlessness. The purpose of this book is to shed light on the often misunderstood polygamous situation in modern Saudi Arabia. Through a unique series of local interviews with both men and women involved in polygamy, both maritally and professionally, the author invites the reader into the homes and personal lives of the people directly affected. The r
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Subject Marriage law -- Saudi Arabia.
Polygamy -- Law and legislation -- Saudi Arabia.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0863724612 (electronic bk.)
9780863724619 (electronic bk.)