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Kinship, Islam, and the Politics of Marriage in Jordan

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Kinship, Islam, and the Politics of Marriage in Jordan by Geoffrey F. Hughes
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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

Author Biography

Geoffrey F. Hughes is Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Exeter.
Release date NZ
June 1st, 2021
Audience
  • Professional & Vocational
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
6 Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Indiana University Press
Pages
272
Dimensions
165x220x25
ISBN-13
9780253056436
Product ID
33507770

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