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Competing frameworks of Islamic law and secular civil law in Turkey: A case study on women's property and inheritance practices Authors:
Publisher and Date:(Pergamon-Elsevier Science LTD, 2015)The article stems from empirical research conducted with a group of women living in Istanbul who have conservative life styles bounded by an Islamic worldview. It attempts to illuminate the negotiation and contestation between the official civil law and Islamic law. The findings demonstrate that women inherit and bequeath property in a social setting where their gender roles are defined by their adherence to Islam. We argue that in Turkey women's inheritance practices are not determined solely in ...