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Control and Sexuality: The Revival of Zina Laws in Muslim Contexts

Hamzić, Vanja and Mir-Hosseini, Ziba (2010) Control and Sexuality: The Revival of Zina Laws in Muslim Contexts. London: Women Living Under Muslim Laws.

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Abstract

This book examines zina (adultery) laws in Indonesia, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey, as well as in their broader historical context within the Islamic legal tradition, in order to explore connections between the criminalisation of sexuality, gender-based violence and women's rights activism. "It is most timely that this publication should emerge when issues of culture and human rights are being debated in many venues in the international arena: within the United nations; in national and transnational, mainstream and alternative media outlets; and across social and political movements." (Farida Shaheed, UN Independent Expert on Cultural Rights)

Item Type: Book
Keywords: Islamic Feminism, Feminist Legal Theory, Zina, Islamic Law, Indonesia, Iran, Pakistan, Nigeria, Turkey, Gender, Women's Rights, Human Rights
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Law
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions (Asia, Africa, Australia)
K Law > KB Religious Law in General > KBP Islamic Law
K Law > KL Asia and Eurasia, Africa, Pacific Area, and Antarctica
ISBN: 9780954494391
Depositing User: Vanja Hamzic
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2013 15:40
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/16959

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