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Author Hughes, Geoffrey F., author
Title Kinship, Islam, and the politics of marriage in Jordan : affection and mercy / Geoffrey F. Hughes
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2021
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1 copy ordered for Ethnology Library on 09-16-2021.
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Series Public cultures of the Middle East and North Africa
Public cultures of the Middle East and North Africa
Note Includes bibliographical references and index.,
The House -- The Housing Market -- The Delegation -- The Courthouse -- The Feast -- The Chastity Society -- Conclusion : Affection and Mercy
"In Kinship, Islam, and the Politics of Marriage in Jordan, Geoffrey Hughes sets out to trace the "marriage crisis" in Jordan and the Middle East. Rapid institutional, technological, and intellectual shifts in Jordan have challenged the traditional notions of marriage and the role of powerful patrilineal kin groups in society by promoting an alternative ideal of romantic love between husband and wife. Drawing on many years of fieldwork in rural Jordan, Kinship, Islam, and the Politics of Marriage in Jordan provides a firsthand look at how expectations around marriage are changing for young people in the Middle East even as they are still expected to raise money for housing, bridewealth, and a wedding. Kinship, Islam, and the Politics of Marriage in Jordan offers an intriguing look at the contrasts between the traditional values and social practices of rural Jordanians around marriage and the challenges and expectations of young people as their families negotiate the concept of kinship as part of the future of politics, family dynamics, and religious devotion"-- Provided by publisher
Link Online version: Hughes, Geoffrey F. Kinship, Islam, and the politics of marriage in Jordan Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, 2021. 9780253056450 (DLC) 2020043821
Subject Marriage -- Jordan
Marriage customs and rites -- Jordan
Man-woman relationships -- Jordan
Sex role -- Jordan
Kinship -- Jordan
Marriage -- Religious aspects -- Islam
Jordan -- Social conditions -- 21st century
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