Law of Desire: Temporary Marriage in Shi'i Iran

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Syracuse University Press, 1989 - Social Science - 256 pages
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Drawing on rich interviews that would have been denied a Western anthropoligist, the author describes the concept of a temporary-marriage contract, in which a man and an unmarried woman decide how long they want to stay married to each other (from one hour to ninety-nine years) and how much money is to be given to the temporary wife.
Originally published in 1989, this edition includes an updated postscript from the author.

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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

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INTRODUCTION
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MARRIAGE AS CONTRACT
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Nikah
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Copyright

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