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The Resource Contesting justice : women, Islam, law, and society, Ahmed E. Souaiaia

Contesting justice : women, Islam, law, and society, Ahmed E. Souaiaia

Label
Contesting justice : women, Islam, law, and society
Title
Contesting justice
Title remainder
women, Islam, law, and society
Statement of responsibility
Ahmed E. Souaiaia
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Contesting Justice examines the development of the laws and practices governing the status of women in Muslim society, particularly in terms of marriage, polygamy, inheritance, and property rights. Ahmed E. Souaiaia argues that such laws were not methodically derived from legal sources but rather are the preserved understanding and practices of the early ruling elite. Based on his quantitative, linguistic, and normative analyses of Qur'anic texts-and contrary to the established practice-the author shows that these texts sanction only monogamous marriages, guarantee only female heirs' shares, and do not prescribe an inheritance principle that awards males twice the shares of females. He critically explores the way religion is developed and then is transformed into a social control mechanism that transcends legal reform, gender-sensitive education, or radical modernization. To ameliorate the legal, political, and economic status of women in the Islamic world, Souaiaia recommends the strengthening of civil society institutions that will challenge wealth-engendered majoritism, curtail society-manufactured conformity, and bridle the absolute power of the state
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Souaiaia, Ahmed E
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KBP50
LC item number
.S68 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islamic law
  • Islamic law
  • Polygamy (Islamic law)
  • Women (Islamic law)
  • Islamic law
Label
Contesting justice : women, Islam, law, and society, Ahmed E. Souaiaia
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [177]-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Core and marginal sanctions
  • Emotion and law in the Qurʼānic discourse
  • Threats, incentives, and piety
  • Crime and punishment
  • Basis for the practice of polygamy
  • On the methodological and historical assumptions
  • Methodological and disciplinary precedence
  • Polygamy in the historical context
  • The
  • philology of polygamy
  • Legal absolutism and ethical relativism
  • Women in Islamic law of inheritance
  • The
  • Qurʼānic and interpretive dichotomy
  • The
  • legal and exegetical treatment of the verses on inheritance
  • Women, justice, and interpretation : the principle of Àwl
  • Explicitness, consensus, and interpretation
  • Shares and heirs per blind survey
  • Description of data collection
  • Explanation and interpretation of data
  • To know or not to know : the basis of acts
  • Women in modern times
  • Discussion : Linking polygamy and inheritance : disadvantaging women by the numbers
  • Discussing the status of women
  • Other contested perspectives
  • Bespoke justice versus tyranny of majoritism
  • Inclusion and exclusion of women
  • Cognition through models and paradigms
  • The
  • domain of ethics and the law
  • Chronology of Islamic thought
  • Ethics, morality, and the law
  • Determining God's position
Control code
123818323
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 195 pages
Isbn
9780791473979
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007017444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)123818323
Label
Contesting justice : women, Islam, law, and society, Ahmed E. Souaiaia
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [177]-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Core and marginal sanctions
  • Emotion and law in the Qurʼānic discourse
  • Threats, incentives, and piety
  • Crime and punishment
  • Basis for the practice of polygamy
  • On the methodological and historical assumptions
  • Methodological and disciplinary precedence
  • Polygamy in the historical context
  • The
  • philology of polygamy
  • Legal absolutism and ethical relativism
  • Women in Islamic law of inheritance
  • The
  • Qurʼānic and interpretive dichotomy
  • The
  • legal and exegetical treatment of the verses on inheritance
  • Women, justice, and interpretation : the principle of Àwl
  • Explicitness, consensus, and interpretation
  • Shares and heirs per blind survey
  • Description of data collection
  • Explanation and interpretation of data
  • To know or not to know : the basis of acts
  • Women in modern times
  • Discussion : Linking polygamy and inheritance : disadvantaging women by the numbers
  • Discussing the status of women
  • Other contested perspectives
  • Bespoke justice versus tyranny of majoritism
  • Inclusion and exclusion of women
  • Cognition through models and paradigms
  • The
  • domain of ethics and the law
  • Chronology of Islamic thought
  • Ethics, morality, and the law
  • Determining God's position
Control code
123818323
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 195 pages
Isbn
9780791473979
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007017444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)123818323

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