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Palestinian women and Muslim family law in the mandate period /

Elizabeth Brownson.

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Author: Brownson, Elizabeth
Published: Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, [2019]
Edition: First edition.
Series: Gender, culture, and politics in the Middle East.
Topics: Women, Palestinian Arab. | Women (Islamic law) | Islamic courts. | Justice, Administration of (Islamic law) | Women - Palestine - History - 20th century. | Sex discrimination against women.
Genres: Electronic books.
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505 00|gIntroduction:|tthe court, the law, and the colonial context --|tThe historical, legal, and social setting --|tHe left me without maintenance --|tI give up all of my rights before and after the divorce --|tHe took my child : the mother's temporary caretaking period --|tA Muslim woman is free : further insights from interviewees --|gConclusion --|gGlossary --|gNotes --|gBibliography --|gIndex.
520 |aIn this volume, Bronson sheds new light on Palestinian Muslim women agency in shari'a courts from the British Mandate period to the present. Her extensive archival research on wife-initiated maintenance claims, divorce, and child custody cases deepens our understanding of women's position in the courts. Using court registers and interviews, Brownson uncovers a variety of ways women have manipulated the system to their benefit despite it patriarchal bias. She also finds that few reforms were implemented during the Mandate period. The British were uninterested in improving colonized women's legal status and sought to avoid further antagonizing Palestinians. At the same time, Palestinians wished to uphold the one indigenous institution they still controlled while both British rule and Zionism threatened their nationalist aspirations. Although Palestinian women have had few alternative to using this male-privileged system to redress grievances with their husbands and in-laws, they continue to resist its injustices every day. Brownson finds that women's understanding of family law fundamentals has enabled some to navigate the system deftly. A unified, reformed law reflecting society's current needs is required, however, so women can have full access to their rights.
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