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The Resource States and women's rights : the making of postcolonial Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco, Mounira M. Charrad

States and women's rights : the making of postcolonial Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco, Mounira M. Charrad

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States and women's rights : the making of postcolonial Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco
Title
States and women's rights
Title remainder
the making of postcolonial Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco
Statement of responsibility
Mounira M. Charrad
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
At a time when the situation of women in the Islamic world is of global interest, here is a study that unlocks the mystery of why women's fates vary so greatly from one country to another. Mounira M. Charrad analyzes the distinctive nature of Islamic legal codes by placing them in the larger context of state power in various societies. In a skillful synthesis, she shows how the logic of Islamic legal codes and kin-based political power affect the position of women. These provide the key to Charrad's empirical puzzle: why, after colonial rule, women in Tunisia gained broad legal rights (even in the absence of a feminist protest movement) while, despite similarities in culture and religion, women remained subordinated in post-independence Morocco and Algeria
Additional physical form
A digital reproduction is available from E-Editions, a collaboration of the University of California Press and the California Digital Library's eScholarship program
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Charrad, M.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1236.5.A355
LC item number
C43 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women's rights
  • Muslim women
  • Domestic relations (Islamic law)
  • Tribes
  • Africa, North
Label
States and women's rights : the making of postcolonial Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco, Mounira M. Charrad
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-317) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Central/Local Tension in the History of the Maghrib
  • p. 21.
  • The
  • "Republics of Cousins" in Politics
  • p. 23.
  • 2.
  • Islam and Family Law: An Unorthodox View
  • p. 28.
  • The
  • Law in Islam
  • Part 1.
  • p. 29.
  • Islamic Family Law
  • p. 31.
  • Customary Law
  • p. 45.
  • 3.
  • Women Ally with the Devil: Gender, Unity, and Division
  • p. 51.
  • Men as Unity
  • p. 53.
  • Similarities: Common Heritage of the Maghrib
  • Women as Division
  • p. 55.
  • Marriage Alliances: Ideology and Reality
  • p. 57.
  • Veils and Walls
  • p. 61.
  • 4.
  • Men Work with Angels: Power of the Tribe
  • p. 68.
  • Ties That Bind: Tribal Solidarity
  • p. 15.
  • p. 70.
  • Tribes, Islamic Unity, and Markets
  • p. 77.
  • Tribes and Central Authority
  • p. 80.
  • Part 2.
  • Historical Differences
  • p. 85.
  • 5.
  • The
  • 1.
  • Precolonial Polity: National Variations
  • p. 87.
  • Tunisia: Early Development of Centralized Institutions
  • p. 89.
  • Algeria: Tribal Isolation and Weak State
  • p. 98.
  • Morocco: Land of Government Versus Land of Dissidence
  • p. 103.
  • Family Law as Mirror of the Polity
  • p. 109.
  • State Formation in Kin-Based Societies
  • 6.
  • Colonial Rule: French Strategies
  • p. 114.
  • Form of Colonial Domination
  • p. 115.
  • Colonial Manipulation of Family Law
  • p. 131.
  • Part 3.
  • Three Paths to Nation-State and Family Law
  • p. 145.
  • p. 17.
  • 7.
  • Palace, Tribe, and Preservation of Islamic Law: Morocco
  • p. 147.
  • Coalition between Palace and Tribe (1940s-50s)
  • p. 148.
  • Islamic Family Law Preserved: Choice of the Monarchy (1950s)
  • p. 158.
  • 8.
  • Elite Divisions and the Law in Gridlock: Algeria
  • p. 169.
  • States, Nations, and Local Solidarities
  • Partial Reliance on Kin-Based Groups (1950s-60s)
  • p. 170.
  • Family Law Held Hostage to Political Divisions (1950s-80s)
  • p. 183.
  • 9.
  • State Autonomy from Tribe and Family Law Reform: Tunisia
  • p. 201.
  • State Autonomy from Tribes (1930s-50s)
  • p. 202.
  • The
  • p. 18.
  • Transformation of Family Law (1930s-50s)
  • p. 215.
  • Conclusion. State-Building, Family Law, and Women's Rights
  • p. 233.
  • History, Strategy, and Policy
  • p. 234.
  • Some Theoretical Implications
  • p. 238
Control code
45243236
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 341 pages
Isbn
9780520073234
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00051172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)45243236
Label
States and women's rights : the making of postcolonial Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco, Mounira M. Charrad
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-317) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Central/Local Tension in the History of the Maghrib
  • p. 21.
  • The
  • "Republics of Cousins" in Politics
  • p. 23.
  • 2.
  • Islam and Family Law: An Unorthodox View
  • p. 28.
  • The
  • Law in Islam
  • Part 1.
  • p. 29.
  • Islamic Family Law
  • p. 31.
  • Customary Law
  • p. 45.
  • 3.
  • Women Ally with the Devil: Gender, Unity, and Division
  • p. 51.
  • Men as Unity
  • p. 53.
  • Similarities: Common Heritage of the Maghrib
  • Women as Division
  • p. 55.
  • Marriage Alliances: Ideology and Reality
  • p. 57.
  • Veils and Walls
  • p. 61.
  • 4.
  • Men Work with Angels: Power of the Tribe
  • p. 68.
  • Ties That Bind: Tribal Solidarity
  • p. 15.
  • p. 70.
  • Tribes, Islamic Unity, and Markets
  • p. 77.
  • Tribes and Central Authority
  • p. 80.
  • Part 2.
  • Historical Differences
  • p. 85.
  • 5.
  • The
  • 1.
  • Precolonial Polity: National Variations
  • p. 87.
  • Tunisia: Early Development of Centralized Institutions
  • p. 89.
  • Algeria: Tribal Isolation and Weak State
  • p. 98.
  • Morocco: Land of Government Versus Land of Dissidence
  • p. 103.
  • Family Law as Mirror of the Polity
  • p. 109.
  • State Formation in Kin-Based Societies
  • 6.
  • Colonial Rule: French Strategies
  • p. 114.
  • Form of Colonial Domination
  • p. 115.
  • Colonial Manipulation of Family Law
  • p. 131.
  • Part 3.
  • Three Paths to Nation-State and Family Law
  • p. 145.
  • p. 17.
  • 7.
  • Palace, Tribe, and Preservation of Islamic Law: Morocco
  • p. 147.
  • Coalition between Palace and Tribe (1940s-50s)
  • p. 148.
  • Islamic Family Law Preserved: Choice of the Monarchy (1950s)
  • p. 158.
  • 8.
  • Elite Divisions and the Law in Gridlock: Algeria
  • p. 169.
  • States, Nations, and Local Solidarities
  • Partial Reliance on Kin-Based Groups (1950s-60s)
  • p. 170.
  • Family Law Held Hostage to Political Divisions (1950s-80s)
  • p. 183.
  • 9.
  • State Autonomy from Tribe and Family Law Reform: Tunisia
  • p. 201.
  • State Autonomy from Tribes (1930s-50s)
  • p. 202.
  • The
  • p. 18.
  • Transformation of Family Law (1930s-50s)
  • p. 215.
  • Conclusion. State-Building, Family Law, and Women's Rights
  • p. 233.
  • History, Strategy, and Policy
  • p. 234.
  • Some Theoretical Implications
  • p. 238
Control code
45243236
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 341 pages
Isbn
9780520073234
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00051172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)45243236

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