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Author Jabiri, Afaf,
Title Gendered politics and law in Jordan : guardianship over women / Afaf Jabiri.
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]

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Author Jabiri, Afaf,
Subject Women -- Jordan.
Description 1 online resource
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book analyzes how the state constructs and reproduces gender identities in the context and geopolitics of Jordan. Guardianship over women is examined as not only the basis of women's legal and social subordination, but also a key factor in the construction and reproduction of a gender hierarchy system. Afaf Jabiri probes how a masculine state gives power and legitimacy through guardianship to institutions--including family, religion, and tribe--in managing, producing, and constructing gender identity. Does the masculine institution succeed in imposing a dominant form of femininity? Or are there ways by which women escape and resist the social and legal construction of femininity? Based on over 60 case studies of contemporary women in Jordan, the book additionally examines how the resultant strategies and tactics developed by women in Jordan are influenced by and affect their status within the guardianship system.
Contents Dedication; Acknowledgments; Contents ; Chapter 1: Introduction: Gender, Law, and Politics in Jordan; Introduction; Women, Colonialism, and the Creation of a Masculine State in Jordan; The Politics of Gender in the Democratization Process; Theoretical and Conceptual Considerations; Alternative Forms of Femininity; Practices of Femininity in Women's Everyday Life; Sites, Surroundings, and Research Participants; Structure of the Book; Notes; References; Chapter 2: Constructing Normative Femininity: The Engagement of Law and Religious Interpretations; Introduction
The Construction of the Ideal Feminine in the Fiqh InterpretationCan Different Interpretations Work for Women?; Laws on Wilaya over Women and the Construction of Femininity; Judges' Perceptions of Wilaya over Women; "Women's Irrationality" and the Claim of Protection; The Claim of Women's Interests; Tribal Interests; The Claim of Supervising "Misbehaved" and "Ill-­Mannered" Women; Conclusion; Notes; References; Books; Online Newspaper and Reports; Chapter 3: Women's Alternative Forms of Femininity: Compliant, Pragmatic, and Exceptional Selves; Introduction
ConclusionNotes; References; Chapter 5: Rebelling Against the System of Wilaya: Women "in Need of Correction and Rehabilitation"; Introduction; Representation of Women and the Honor/Shame Complex; Interviewing Women in the Prison; State Sanctions over Women Seeking Autonomy; Punishment Under the Name of Protection; In Need of Correction: "Witches," "Dangerous," and "Crazy" Women; Tribe and Class Arrangements in the Case of Runaway Women; Conclusion; Notes; References; Online Reports; Chapter 6: Conclusion: State, Gendered Power of Guardianship, and the Potential for Change; Introduction
Naturalization and Socialization of Normative FemininityThe Invisible Reality of Constructing Femininity; Normative Femininity in Exchange for Security and Protection; Pragmatic Femininity; "Masculinized" and Exceptional Women; The Activist: The Exceptional Alien Woman; Conclusion; Notes; References; Online Reports; Chapter 4: Women's Everyday Tactics of Defiance and Compliance; Introduction; Conceptualizing Women's Tactical Practices; Women's Tactics and the Aspirations of Independence; Tactics and the Prospect of Survival; Class, Tribe, and Gender in the Pursuing of Women's Independence
The Law as a Construct of FemininityManifold Forms of Femininity; Tactics in the Everyday Life of Femininity; Notes; References; Online Reports and Resources; Index
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 21, 2016).
ISBN 9783319326436 (electronic bk.)
3319326430 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 958077796
Additional Format Print version: Jabiri, Afaf Gendered Politics and Law in Jordan : Guardianship over Women Cham : Springer International Publishing,c2016 9783319326429

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