An incisive study of the past, present, and future of Jordanian and
Palestinian women women and issues of employment education, human
rights, Islamic law, and legal practice.
Focusing specifically on Jordanian and Palestinian women, Amira
El-Azhary Sonbol shows the legal constraints extant in a number of
legal codes, namely penal codes that permit violence against Muslim
women and personal status laws that require a husband's permission
for a woman to work. Leniency in honor crimes and early marriage
and motherhood for girls are other factors which extend the
patriarchal power throughout an Arab and Muslim woman's life, and
ultimately deny her full legal competency.
Constitutions may declare all citizens equal before the eyes of
the law, but labor, personal status, and criminal laws contradict
this Significantly, Sonbol notes that social acceptance of these
laws as "Islamic" constitutes a major problem in any effort to
change them even though historically the Islamic Shari'a actually
encourages women's work and throughout Islamic history Muslim women
have contributed materially to their society's economy. In a book
that will make an important contribution to the literature in the
field Sonbol effectively illustrates how Jordanian laws controlling
gender, family, and work combine with laws and legal philosophies
derived from tribal, traditional, Islamic, and modern laws to form
a strict patriarchal structure.
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