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Power, secularism and divorce: women’s rights in Egypt and Iran

Cooke, S (2019) Power, secularism and divorce: women’s rights in Egypt and Iran. National Identities. ISSN 1460-8944

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This article explores how the secular nature of the Egyptian and Iranian states affected women’s divorce rights between 1920 and 1939. Contributing to the existing literature by examining two states which have not been exclusively compared in this field, unique and important insights emerge regarding secularism, gender equality and family law through textual analysis of laws and memoirs. It demonstrates the impact of secular identities on divorce laws; secularism as a tool to challenge or seek power, and the significance of a state’s political environment. This article challenges assumptions that secularism had little impact on family law in the MENA region.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in National Identities on 31/10/2019, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14608944.2019.1634034
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Humanities & Social Science
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2019 12:43
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 08:27
DOI or ID number: 10.1080/14608944.2019.1634034
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11760
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