Law of Desire: Temporary Marriage in Shi'i Iran
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.
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Review: Law of Desire: Temporary Marriage in Shi'i IranUser Review - Lauren - Goodreads
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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Law of Desire: Temporary Marriage in Shi'i Iran, Revised Edition
No preview available - 2014