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Global Dynamics of Shi'a Marriages: Religion, Gender, and Belonging
edited by Yafa Shanneik and Annelies Moors
contributions by Sophie Yvie Girard, Tara Asgarilaleh, Annelies Moors, Yafa Shanneik, Mary Elaine Hegland, Anna-Maria Walter, Jihan Safar, Marianne Hafnor Bøe and Eva Nisa
Rutgers University Press, 2022
Paper: 978-1-9788-1846-0 | Cloth: 978-1-9788-1847-7 | eISBN: 978-1-9788-1848-4
Library of Congress Classification BP194.4.G56 2021
Dewey Decimal Classification 306.8108829782

Muslim marriages have been the focus of considerable public debate in Europe and beyond, in Muslim-majority countries as well as in settings where Muslims are a minority. Most academic work has focused on how the majority Sunni Muslims conclude marriages. This volume, in contrast, focuses on Twelver Shi'a Muslims in Iran, Pakistan, Oman, Indonesia, Norway, and the Netherlands. The volume makes an original contribution to understanding the global dynamics of Shi'a marriage practices in a wide range of contexts--not only its geographical spread but also by providing a critical analysis of the socio-economic, religious, ethnic, and political discourses of each context. The book sheds light on new marriage forms presented through a bottom up approach focusing on the lived experiences of Shi'a Muslims negotiating a diverse range of relationships and forms of belonging.
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