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Divorce and Custody: Contemporary Practices: Arab States
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The practices and social implications of divorce and custody are discussed here by looking at how women live with divorce before, during and after marriage. How do Arab women deal with the threat of divorce? What are their means to influence the divorce process? And what are its social and economic consequences? Historical studies of court archives have provided interesting insights into how women pursued or resisted divor…

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Jansen, Willy, “Divorce and Custody: Contemporary Practices: Arab States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0074a>
First published online: 2009

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