Law of Desire: Temporary Marriage in Shi'i Iran

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Syracuse University Press, 1989 - History - 256 pages
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Explains the practice of temporary marriage, mostly in Iran. It's often used as a cover to legitimize prostitution or rape-- although it can be innocent, allowing an man and woman who aren't related to spend time togehter free from veils and without chapperones. Read full review

Contents

MARRIAGE AS CONTRACT
23
Nikah
33
THE POWER OF AMBIGUITY
75
Mahram relationships to ego in ascending and descending order
77
CONCLUSION
199
NOTES
213
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Shahla haeri is the director of Women's Studies Program at Boston University. She has published numerous articles and monographs including Law of Desire: Temporary Marriage in Shi'i Iran.

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