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dc.contributor.authorToktaş, Şule
dc.contributor.authorO'Neil, Mary Lou
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-14T18:19:18Z
dc.date.available2021-01-14T18:19:18Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn0277-5395
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2014.10.011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12469/3726
dc.description.abstractThe 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 accordance with the secular civil law, but rather are the result of a complex and intertwined combination of legal sources, where an Islamic worldview often leads to the adoption of Islamic law. In other words, the application of the secular civil law in Turkey is limited by the common practice of Islamic law. Rather than follow the gender equality mandated by the civil law, the inheritance practices of many Islamic women are constituted with a deference to some aspects of Islamic law creating a situation of legal pluralism in Turkey. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipTubitaken_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherPergamon-Elsevier Science LTDen_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectGapen_US
dc.titleCompeting frameworks of Islamic law and secular civil law in Turkey: A case study on women's property and inheritance practicesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.startpage29en_US
dc.identifier.endpage38en_US
dc.relation.journalWomens Studies International Forumen_US
dc.identifier.issue48en_US
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000349875800004en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.wsif.2014.10.011en_US
dc.contributor.khasauthorToktaş, Şuleen_US
dc.contributor.khasauthorO'Neil, Mary Louen_US


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